systemd requires HTTP server and serves QR codes

Miloslav Trmač mitr at
Mon Oct 8 18:39:48 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM, Matthew Miller <mattdm at> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 07:37:42PM +0200, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
>> We support a "minimal installation" target
>> ( ), and this
>> really doesn't seem like something that should be included, for the
>> same reason we don't ship a disabled-by-default ident or httpd in the
>> minimal installation.
> I'm for a minimal installation. Let's be clear: what's the reason?

1) Ability to review - it much easier to verify security/sanity of
files that are not there at all than of files that are present but
supposedly unused.
2) Risk of enabling the service by mistake (which, given that
journal-gatewayd will happily serve private log data to the whole
internet AFAICS, is has a pretty bad impact in this particular case).
3) Overhead/downtime associated with upgrades of unused components
(which wouldn't apply for a systemd subpackage here, but would apply
to libmicrohttpd).
4) Disk space

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