Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 970767
cherokee is enabled / automatically started after package installation - but it should only run if user configure it
Last modified: 2014-02-05 16:40:26 EST
Description of problem:
cherokee is automatically enabled after installation of the package.
But I think that it should be disabled after package installation and should not start automatically because
- Administrators should be able to install software packages in a save way. That means that they should be able to install software packages for potential use sometimes later, without the risk that it does more than just storing the files in the filesystem. This should be true for any software that is not neccessary for the system (e.g., it is useful that sshd is started so the system is accessable through the network, but a web server should not run automatically).
- For security reasons there should be no unneccessary running network service.
- There are more than one webserver software packages. The administrator should be able to install more than one software package that provides a service at port 80, so if every software package that provide a service at port 80 would start that service after installation, the software packages would clash as only one can use port 80. It's the administrators choise which software / service should use port 80 - and if there should be a service at that port at all. So no webserver at all should be enabled automatically after package installation.
- A webserver need to be configured by the administrator. An "empty" local webserver does not make much sense. So I think that to write the command "systemctl enable cherokee" is not to much to do if _this_ webserver should be enabled (and working).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install -y cherokee
2. systemctl status cherokee
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/cherokee.service; enabled)
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/cherokee.service; disabled)
"rpm -q --scripts cherokee" indicates the reason of this behavior:
postinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
if [ $1 -eq 1 ] ; then
# Initial installation: enabled by default
/bin/systemctl enable cherokee.service >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
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