transmission-daemon starting by default confuses some less technical users.

Bug #594377 reported by Krzysztof Klimonda on 2010-06-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
transmission (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: transmission

By default transmission-daemon is launched as a system daemon, it confuses less experienced users who assume that it should have an access to their files (often the same files they download using GTK+ client).
As more advanced users are more likely to check changelogs and dig into settings lets disable transmission-daemon launching by default by changing ENABLE_DAEMON to 0 in /etc/default/transmission-daemon for now and see if we get any feedback.
Should be discussed with Debian Maintainer at some point.

Changed in transmission (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

Krzysztof, this ticket has been idle for six months. Was there no response from Debian?

Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

Krzysztof, this ticket has been idle for a year. Was there no response from Debian?

Alan Pater (alan-pater) wrote :

I think it should be documented in /usr/share/doc/transmission-daemon/README that the daemon is automatically started and that the config file is in /etc/transmission-daemon.

Graham Sargent (ultramagneus) wrote :

I was caught by this myself, but now that I am used to it I can see it is useful. I don't think it should be "Fixed" as such, but the should be some kind of warning about it and the fact that they configuration files are in a nonstandard place.

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