[pkg-lighttpd] Bug#383425: lighttpd: Distinguish installation from activation

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Tue Jun 3 06:03:52 UTC 2008

Package: lighttpd
Followup-For: Bug #383425

Of course, this problem is not specific to lighttpd.  The same problem occurs with other daemons which you may notwant to enable system-wide but that users may want to use, such as MPD.  Of course, the problem also occurs in other circumstances, such as when creating a Debian system inside a chroot jail.  I understand the desire to make it easy for the end user to just "install&start" the thing, but that doesn't mean it should be the only way to operate.  More specifically, I think the packages should fundamentally distinguish installation from activation.  The default might be to activate at install time, but there should then be an option to prevent the activation step.  Making the install fail just because you can't start the thing is fundamentally incorrect.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_CH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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