netkit-inetd in Ubuntu

Goal: Remove netkit-inetd from Ubuntu base since it is a rather useless daemon running as root.

Maintainer scripts should use update-inetd from package netbase rather than directly touch /etc/inetd.conf. update-inetd works correctly (i. e. modifies inetd.conf) even if netkit-inetd is not installed.

If netkit-inetd is removed from base, then packages that use it either need an explicit dependency, or inetd support should be dropped at all (it's off by default in most packages anyway).

Main packages that use inetd

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InetdUsage (last edited 2008-08-06 16:40:01 by localhost)