Quoting cout at eircom.net (cout at eircom.net):
[Debian network-daemon packages tend to be built to auto-start
> Of course the difficulty I have with this, is that sometimes I might
> like to install things that I may (or may not) use later, which is ok
> for some 'useful' cli utils, but for me is a real waste of space for
> gui stuff which ends up taking up lots and lots of space on my
> harddisk... sort of like Gnome and KDE.
Yes, I consider it a minor flaw. You just get into the habit of
checking your sysvinit scripts and processes after installing or
upgrading network daemons.
> I don't really remember the install process, except that working
> through all of the dependancies from the 3 disks I was attempting to
> install was a real nightmare, even OpenBSD 3.0 didn't seem quite as
> bad for this dependancy issue, but I might just be trolling.
Reiterating the earlier point: You can avoid the nightmare entirely by
curing yourself of the bad RedHat-type habit of installing the kitchen
sink. It's the classic Debian-newcomer's mistake.
> I got a little tired of Debian which had no obvious way of telling
> it to get an ip via dhcp...
You can have your choice of either dhcp-client or pump. Either one
works in the usual way.
Cheers, "Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?"
Rick Moen -- Steven Wright
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