[arch-general] Fix or not fix? install scriptlets with user handling.

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat May 30 09:46:43 EDT 2009

Dan McGee wrote:
> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 6:54 AM, Daenyth Blank <daenyth+arch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 05:28, ludovic coues <couesl at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Maybe that a PKGBUILD runned solution, could allow to set some
>>> pacman's config for this.
>>> Like a field " auto-restart_daemon = 1", wich you can set to 0, if you
>>> don't want. Same for adding user.
>>> If the field is to 1, pacman manage it by itself, if it's set to 0,
>>> pacman just print warning informing the user that he need to apply
>>> change to the daemon, i.e. restart it.
>> -1. Pacman is a package manager, not a system administration tool.
> I think I can safely speak for most of the developers when I say Arch
> will *never* get in the business of restarting daemons. Ever. If we do
> it is a bug, because the implications of it are just too great. Think
> about upgrading the httpd package on a relatively high-traffic site
> (e.g. archlinux.org). Think we want the webserver to just restart
> whenever it wants? Now do the same with xinetd, mysql, and you start
> to see huge problems.

BTW, this has been discussed in the bug track a couple of years ago:


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