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Re: apt-get install without starting?

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 09:21:46PM -0700, David Barrett <dbarrett@quinthar.com> was heard to say:
> Mumia W.. wrote:
>> On 07/11/2008 07:26 PM, David Barrett wrote:
>>> Is there any way to "apt-get install ssh" without having it  
>>> automatically start sshd?  Same for "lighttpd".
>>> Basically, I'm making great progress in my bootable QEMU image script:
>> I don't know of a way, but you can firewall-off the ssh port before you 
>> install, and you can configure ssh to not start by running update-rc.d.
> Ug.  That's unfortunate.  My primary reason for not wanting it to start  
> is actually for a different reason than security: I don't know a general  
> way to determine which packages start up processes that need stopping,  
> nor how to stop them.
> Essentially, I'm writing a script to generate ready-to-deploy bootable  
> qemu images,  One of the inputs of the script is a list of packages to  
> install.  This works fantastic, with the key exception that some of  
> those packages (ssh and lighttpd, specifically) start up running  
> processes.  These processes need to be stopped before I can dismount the  
> raw image and zip it up for instant future deployment.

  I've never used it myself, but I believe that invoke-rc.d was supposed
to solve this sort of problem.  (I don't know much more than that, but
it looks like the manpage might have pointers)


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