I need to run approx, a package proxy for Debian / Ubuntu packages, on an OpenSuSE box.
Until now, I converted the installation package from
alien. Installing the resulting
.rpm gave me the
approx binary in
approx is started using
inetd. OpenSuSE seems to prefer
xinetd. So, in YaST2's xinetd setup, I created a new entry using
- service name: "approx" (I also tried "9999", since I assume this is where the mapping from service names to port numbers takes place -- this name should match the port description in /etc/services, right?)
However, no matter what status I assign the entry, the xinetd configuration jumps to "deactivated" as soon as I click "OK", and I can't get any reaction from the system when contacting it on port 9999.
So, at first, is my use of the xinetd configuration correct or do I understand something wrong there?
Second, is the automatic deactivation of the xinetd config panel in YaST2 a software or user error?