xinetd still needed in main?

Bug #1738062 reported by Bryan Quigley on 2017-12-13
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Bug Description

Reviewing supported-sysadmin-common [1] I noticed that xinetd was added before 2008 and may no longer be necessary with our switch to systemd. None of it's reverse dependencies are in main.

$ reverse-depends src:xinetd
Reverse-Depends
===============
* fex (for xinetd)
* fusionforge-plugin-scmgit (for xinetd)
* fusionforge-plugin-scmsvn (for xinetd)
* fusionforge-scm (for xinetd)
* talkd (for xinetd)
* tftpd (for xinetd)
* xmlsysd (for xinetd)
$ reverse-depends -b src:xinetd
No reverse dependencies found

[1] http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-dev/ubuntu-seeds/platform.bionic/view/head:/supported-sysadmin-common

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

@elmo
The changelog says this was added for you in Hoglet, which I'm guessing is very much no longer needed for that purpose. Any other reason from you not to demote from main? Thanks!

Hi Bryan,
I only knew about tftpd of the dependencies and for that the main counterpart is vsftpd.
So I can only agree to the suggestion to demote it.

ChristianEhrhardt <email address hidden> writes:

> I only knew about tftpd of the dependencies and for that the main counterpart is vsftpd.
> So I can only agree to the suggestion to demote it.

Uh - TFTP != FTP and AFAIK vsftpd doesn't support TFTP?

--
James

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

@elmo
Very true, but in the tftp case tftpd-hpa does exist and is in main. No packages in main depend on xinetd, my best guess is maybe it was used for customer services back in the day?

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

- meant custom services.

Sorry Elmo, I came from the xinetd dependencies side and you are absolutely right tftp != ftp, but as Bryan already pointed out, then tftpd-hpa.

But one more potential user came to my mind - MAAS back then used I think a python based tftp.
Adding them to be sure - not that they (planned to) change to tftpd.

It seems Discussion on (and in some mails around) the bug concluded and the agreement is to demote from main in 18.04.

Prepping an MP for that (which will include the demotion as well as the removal from server-ship seed).

Seed change done, should be demoted (but not removed) on the next runs.

demotion complete

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