cron, atd, anacron, other wtf
John Richard Moser
nigelenki at comcast.net
Wed Jan 11 21:30:50 GMT 2006
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Sandis Neilands wrote:
>>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?
Cups has to be enabled to detect when a printer is added. If you plug
in a printer without cups running, the machine would ignore it.
> And bunch of laptop services on desktop machines?
If those can be buffed out (pcmcia etc) they should be; I'd imagine hal
could handle all that, it's just extra hardware.
> And lvm/evms?
If you didn't create the disk with lvm/evms, then you're probably smart
enough to turn it on if you set it up later. Good point.
> 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.
don't know about that, see above.
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