[Pkg-citadel-devel] Bug#475539: citadel: "apt-get install citadel-server" creates /etc/services (and possibly changes /etc/inittab)
aj at andaco.de
Fri Apr 11 14:24:04 UTC 2008
the citadel-server package creates /etc/services during postinst.
In a clean unstable buildd chroot I get the following:
# apt-get install citadel-server
# cat /etc/services
A subsequent "apt-get install netbase" leads to the following message:
Setting up netbase (4.32) ...
Configuration file `/etc/services'
==> File on system created by you or by a script.
==> File also in package provided by package maintainer.
What would you like to do about it ? Your options are:
Y or I : install the package maintainer's version
N or O : keep your currently-installed version
D : show the differences between the versions
Z : background this process to examine the situation
The default action is to keep your current version.
*** services (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?
The /etc/services file is normally provided by the "netbase" package.
If the "netbase" package is installed first, the citadel-server package
will append a "citadel 504/tcp" line to /etc/services.
I do not think that "citadel-server" should create or change /etc/services
The attached patch disables this and some other possibly unwanted things
(e.g. changes to /etc/inittab) in setup.c.
If the citadel entry in /etc/services is really necessary
it should probably be added to the etc-services template in the
diff -urN ../tmp-orig/citadel-7.33/setup.c ./setup.c
--- ../tmp-orig/citadel-7.33/setup.c 2008-03-03 21:48:34.000000000 +0000
+++ ./setup.c 2008-04-11 07:18:21.000000000 +0000
@@ -1237,6 +1237,7 @@
+#if 0 /* disabled for debian */
check_services_entry(); /* Check /etc/services */
delete_inittab_entry(); /* Remove obsolete /etc/inittab entry */
@@ -1264,6 +1265,7 @@
+#endif /* disabled for Debian
/* Check for the 'db' nss and offer to disable it */
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