Services that can start by default policy feedback

Till Maas opensource at
Fri Feb 25 18:30:34 UTC 2011

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 06:22:25PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> Like Jesse said, my objection here is that using the word "essential" 
> just results in us being doomed to argue over what "essential" means. 
> A literal interpretation of "essential" means "start init and have it 
> launch a getty". I don't think anyone's advocating that that be the 
> outcome of a vanilla Fedora install. An alternative would be "Essential 

The services that are started when the respective package is installed
and the services that are enabled by default by the Fedora installer do
not need to be the same and are afaik currently not the same. There is
imho a huge difference, whether services are enabled during
installation, because afterwards one can usually expect that there are
unwanted services and whether services are enabled after the respective
package is installed long after the system has been installed.

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