Fedora Default Services

Patrick Barnes nman64 at n-man.com
Wed Jan 4 22:17:28 UTC 2006

Keith Sharp wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 13:16 -0500, Joseph Harnish wrote:
> > I was reading http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DefaultServices to see what
> > was has been talked about on it about disabling different services and I
> > have a couple of possible additions.  
> > 
> > This is probably just a Hint for laptop users.  On my laptop I use
> > NetworkManager to handle the network connections.  So I deactivated my
> > eth0 and my wlan0 from starting when the computer boots.  I had both so
> > if I was docked it would get an IP or if I were wireless it would also
> > work.  But this slowed down my boot up a bunch.  
> > 
> > >From reading through Keith's comments it seems there is a handful of
> > services that would come in handy for a Laptop user, some for a Desktop
> > user and others for a Server.  I think it would be a good idea to create
> > some default service profiles.  Either just document them on the wiki or
> > actually have some default profiles in the Service Configuration tool so
> > a newer user can just apply a profile to their system without having to
> > know what nifd is or what rpcgssd is.  
> I haven't tried a recent Rawhide (post anaconda yumification) install,
> is the plan to still include the different types: server, workstation,
> laptop, custom?  If yes, then this could be used to switch between which
> services are to be activated.  The other place, potentially, to do this
> is in firstboot.
> It is probably worth opening an RFE bugzilla against either anaconda or
> firstboot.
> Keith.
This is definitely not something that belongs in Anaconda.  firstboot
might work.  Having appropriate defaults set in the RPMs would be best,
then further profiles/customization can be handled post-install.

Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes
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