make it easy to run dictd on inetd

Bug #42285 reported by Gintautas Miliauskas on 2006-04-30
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dictd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After installation of several dictionaries, top shows that dictd eats 40MB (RES) of memory. The purpose of dictd may be to run on servers where such memory usage is not a problem, but a lot of people run it on their desktops for convenience. Such memory usage for a sporadically used component is quite high.

The README.inetd.gz in the package contains instructions how to set up dictd to run through inetd. Running dictd through inetd appears to be fast enough for personal use, so I would suggest to make it easier to configure dictd that way. Perhaps a debconf option could be added that would carry out the instructions in README.inetd.gz automatically.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package dictd - 1.11.1+dfsg-2

dictd (1.11.1+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Christian Perrier ]
  * Debconf templates and debian/control reviewed by the debian-l10n-
    english team as part of the Smith review project. Closes: #522251
  * [Debconf translation updates]
    - Japanese. Closes: #522782
    - Portuguese. Closes: #523189
    - Italian. Closes: #523418
    - Swedish. Closes: #523697
    - Galician. Closes: #524244
    - Spanish. Closes: #524343
    - German. Closes: #524399
    - French. Closes: #524867
    - Russian. Closes: #524891

  [ Robert Luberda ]
  * Applied the above patch from Christian.
  * Standards-Version: 3.8.1 (no changes).
  * Fix too long lines in extended descriptions (lintian).
  * Update Polish debconf translations.

dictd (1.11.1+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    + remove patches applied by upstream: dictd.8-man and dictfmt-sort-base64;
    + refresh other patches.
  * s/\.dfsg/+dfsg/ in upstream versions naming scheme (lintian).
  * Upload to unstable, since libmaa got finally accepted (closes: #512071).
  * Makefile-clean.patch: remove auto-generated example file.
  * dictd-close-fds.patch: close all file descriptors on dictd start not to
    hang dpkg-reconfigure.
  * copyright: refer to non-symlinked GPL-3 file (lintian).
  * control: set dictfmt's section back to utils.
  * debian/watch: use redirector (lintian).
  * Minor fixes in debconf templates, update Polish translation of them.

dictd (1.11.0.dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    + remove dictd.c-alen-init.patch, applied upstream;
    + refresh other patches.
  * dictd.conf: bind to localhost interface only (closes: #357963, #486784).
  * Made dictd startup more configurable and allow to disable dictd entirely
    or run it via inetd server (closes: #472533, #386009) (LP: #42285):
    + manage /etc/default/dictd file with debconf and ucf;
    + modify init and postinst/postrm scripts for the above change;
    + add "allow: inetd" do dictd.conf;
    + depend on ucf and update-inetd.
  * Remove stop links from rc0 and rc6 (closes: #495545).
  * dictfmt-sort-base64.patch: fix problem with offset overwriting in dicfmt.
    Thanks to Radovan Garabík for the patch (closes: #510703).
  * Fix descriptions (lintian).
  * Remove pre-sarge stuff from maintainer scripts.
  * Build-depend on libmaa-dev.
  * Standards-Version: 3.8.0 (no changes).
  * Build with debhelper v7.
  * Remove duplicated fields from control (lintian).

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Mon, 08 Jun 2009 08:34:34 +0100

Changed in dictd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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