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Re: Blog post about package management (aimed at fedora)

On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 12:10 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 11:35 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > Also  - it lets us work with the portion of the market who run servers
> > and like the idea of a daemon they can query for pkg information, but
> > don't run dbus.
> > 
> > We turned dbus off everywhere we could - it just used ram and didn't do
> > anything for me running a webserver.
> Moving forward, it makes a lot of sense to me to do development on the
> OS assuming that we have a sane way for system components to communicate
> with one another.
> dbus-daemon doesn't even show up on the radar for RAM usage on my
> system...

as a sysadmin I will say this:

1. if it ain't necessary it is off
2. if nothing deps on it, it gets removed.

- now things depend on dbus these days, and that's fine - but on a
server with a static ip- even served via dhcp we don't need it - it's
just one more thing that can go wrong.


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