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update - server and xinetd

Ed Griffiths edgrif at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Mar 26 04:15:02 EST 2002


I'm still holding off providing a sample configuration for the acedb server
running under xinetd, this entry from the xinetd mail list shows why. Until
xinetd settles down I can't recommend running acedb under it.

cheers Ed

> Hello,
> This is an open letter aimed primarily at Software
> Distributors. This is my opinion and should not be
> construed as Rob's.
> I was looking around this morning and found these:
> xinetd-2.3.4-4mdk.i586.rpm in 8.2 production release
> xinetd-2.3.4-0.5.i386.rpm in RH 7.3 beta release
> On the xinetd home page, 2.3.3 is the only thing
> released. Yes, it has a few problems...but don't you
> think its better to distribute a patched version of
> 2.3.3 rather than a wholly untested beta? ( As a side
> note, why are you calling it 2.3.4 rather than
> 2.3.3-XXX ? )
> I don't think you realize how big the changes are in
> the beta series. (Diff 2.3.3 against the latest beta &
> notice thousands of lines of changes.) Not to mention
> that every beta release has had problems of one kind
> or another. In fact, I sent a patch to Rob almost a
> month ago about the latest beta which fixes a memory
> leak. So even the last beta (which is the best so far)
> has problems.
> Now, when you distributors ship this and people
> complain to this mailing list are you going to jump in
> and say its not the developer's fault...we shipped an
> untested beta, here's the old version? Are you going
> to cause people to report 2.3.4 to bugtraq when its
> not even released? What if its decided that there's so
> many changes to xinetd that it ought to be named 2.4?
> So, as one of the people who answers e-mails on this
> mailing list...what are you guys shipping? And why?

| Ed Griffiths, Acedb development, Informatics Group,                    |
|        Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,  |
|               Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK                          |
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