[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#462155: avahi-daemon: Please support AVAHI_DAEMON_START again

Harald Braumann harry at unheit.net
Tue Jan 22 22:02:19 UTC 2008

Package: avahi-daemon
Version: 0.6.22-2
Severity: wishlist

Why was the AVAHI_DAEMON_START option removed from the defaults file? It's quite
standard to have an option there to simply enable/disable a service. Renaming
links in the rc*.d directories, on the other hand, is a PITA.

I only have avahi-daemon installed as some other packages depend on it, but I really
don't want to start it.

Please put this option back as it's standard, makes life easier and doesn't hurt anyone.

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.23-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=de_AT.ISO-8859-15 at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages avahi-daemon depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.105      add and remove users and groups
ii  bind9-host [host]             1:9.4.2-3  Version of 'host' bundled with BIN
ii  dbus                          1.1.2-1    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libavahi-common3              0.6.22-2   Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-core5                0.6.22-2   Avahi's embeddable mDNS/DNS-SD lib
ii  libc6                         2.7-5      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcap1                       1:1.10-14  support for getting/setting POSIX.
ii  libdaemon0                    0.12-1     lightweight C library for daemons 
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.1.2-1    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexpat1                     1.95.8-4   XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  lsb-base                      3.1-24     Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip

Versions of packages avahi-daemon recommends:
ii  libnss-mdns                   0.10-3     NSS module for Multicast DNS name 

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