Bug 40044 - add a dumb /etc/inetd.conf for compatibility
add a dumb /etc/inetd.conf for compatibility
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinetd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-10 06:04 EDT by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-10 06:04:28 EDT
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Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2001-05-10 06:04:25 EDT
Description of Problem:
if there is no /etc/inetd.conf file some scripts that take it for granted
could fail (Veritas Netbackup being one of them), also a description
telling that inetd.conf is dropped on favor of xinetd and that a every
service now has its own file on /etc/xinetd.d/ wouldn't hurt ;)

telling the administrator that he could use /usr/sbin/inetdconvert to help
him convert those obsolete inetd.conf entries a bonus ;)

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  run any script that expects an /etc/inetd.conf file (as in any *nix
system i know off) or die

Actual Results:
an error and no /etc/inetd.conf services to switch to xinetd manually

Expected Results:
no errors

Additional Information
/etc/inetd.conf has a mention on FHS2.2beta, so it could be expected to be
surelly it is tagged as optional but surelly there is no mention for
/etc/xinetd.d/ even as optional ;)
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-05-11 16:09:37 EDT
Failing instead of believing the file actually is used is a good thing - the
right place for this documentation is in the releasenotes, where it actually is...

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