Bug 19035 - up2date reinstalls services previously disabled by user.
up2date reinstalls services previously disabled by user.
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2000-10-13 05:44 EDT by Eivind
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-17 12:00:25 EDT
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Description Eivind 2000-10-13 05:44:42 EDT
Procedure:

* 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
anyway".

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 18:50:58 EDT
Please use the right command to disable a service:
	/sbin/chkconfig --level 345 rhnsd off


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