cron, atd, anacron, other wtf
sandisn at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 16:20:08 GMT 2006
> Here's a list of useless things I've noticed in rc3.d and rc5.d:
> S20rsync: rsyncd -- rsync can work over ssh without an rsyncd; we
> hardly need that running or attempting to run unless
> specifically configured. It doesn't even start by default
> anyway, the script just pokes at defaults and decides you
> don't want to start it.
> S89atd: Periodic Command schedulers -- THREE? Please pick one to
> use and stick with it. If we need to use others, we'll turn
> them on, we obviously know what we're doing if we know we
> need any of these
> The question of sysklogd and klogd comes to mind as well-- are these
> different, do we need 2?
How about cupsys and hplip on machines without printer?
And bunch of laptop services on desktop machines?
I mean if it's not possible to determine if the machine is laptop
automatically then it should be asked during installation. And
cupsys/hplip should be started only if the printer is avaible.
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