On Tue, 2013-10-29 at 16:12 +0100, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn wrote:
On 28.10.2013 23:55, Michael R. Davis wrote:
>> Would there be an equivalent -off for folks who wish to
>> prior to enabling?
> yum erase httpd-on; turns it off it's just a wrapper package...
> but yum install httpd; service httpd start; would still work.
>> I'm not convinced that yum should be in the business of
>> enabling/disabling services like this.
> "yum" would not be. The spec "post" would actually
Wether a service is started or not is a policy decision that is local to
the site where the service is installed and as such shouldn't be
hard-coded into a package. Site local configuration policies lie
completely outside the scope of package management and as such littering
the distribution with lots of "*-on" packages just to make life a tiny
bit easier for lazy admins is a really terrible idea I think.
Well there is a case for distributing policy via RPMs, it is a fine
distribution mechanism IMHO, but it is self-evidently a completely local
one, and will be better served by custom admin RPMs rather than
distribution provided ones.
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York