Observation of the day: Gaphor and Glom unknowingly install services that remain active from an early runlevel :(

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Thu May 28 20:41:32 BST 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Dylan McCall <dylanmccall at gmail.com> wrote:
> Today I noticed that Gaphor and Glom brought with themselves two new
> additions to Services Administration: zope3 and postgresql, enabled by
> default to start at runlevel 2. I disabled both services and the apps
> continue to work, starting zope3 or postgres on their own.
> Considering I don't actually use those for anything else (they're just
> means to run those handy applications), I think it's incredibly wasteful
> that I end up with these fairly major components running constantly in
> the background and jumping into my boot process!
> I can't put my finger on how, but I wish Debian could be cleverer about
> this :/

I believe the general Debian philosophy is that if you installed the
software, you want to use it so it should do the right thing (or at
least not do the wrong thing). Conversely if you don't need the
software, you can easily remove it if you don't want to figure out how
to disable it.

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