Bug 19035 - up2date reinstalls services previously disabled by user.
Summary: up2date reinstalls services previously disabled by user.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2000-10-13 09:44 UTC by Eivind
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-17 16:00:25 UTC
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Description Eivind 2000-10-13 09:44:42 UTC

* Install stock Redhat 7.0
* Disable the starting of rhnsd in runlevel 3. (by removing the symlink in 
  the rc3.d directory
* Run up2date, and update packages.

- The disabled service is now run once more. (the symlink reappear)

This is /bad/. If I turn off a daemon, it is because I do not want it to
run. Having an update program automatically turning it back on means I'm
likely to run services I thougth I had shut off. And consequently may well
neglect to upgrade in the future, thinking that "I don't run that service

And yes, I know this does not happen if I rpm -e the package, instead of
merely disabling it in a runlevel. But many services I need now and then,
but not daily. Besides, rpm-e means I'll have to download it ower should I
wish to use it afterall.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-10-17 22:50:58 UTC
Please use the right command to disable a service:
	/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 rhnsd off

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