[lug] Redhat 7.0

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Thu Oct 19 11:29:48 MDT 2000

On Thu, Oct 19, 2000 at 05:50:58AM -0600, llornkcor wrote:
>patches applied. I don't know about the inetd.conf thing. I think 
>I'd rather have one file, instead of a new directory and several 
>files.  Anyone care to explain the advatages of the RH's new inetd 

It's a heck of a lot easier to programaticly deal with a bunch of
independant files than deal with a single one.  With a single one
you have to worry about conflicting changes (2 programs modifying
it at once) and correctly parsing it to do the right thing.

With the directory approach, your RPM can simply install a file into
the xinetd.d directory, and remove it during uninstall, instead of
mucking around with inetd.conf.

For somone who does a lot of RPM packaging, xinetd.d is a welcome

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