Re: It's Huntin' Season
On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 08:56:23PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> > On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > > A lot of maintainers don't mark the files there as confiles because they
> > > don't expect them to be edited. If you want a second startup.d
> > > directory outside of /etc for this purpose, change Emacs policy and
> > > patch the added started code in all Emacsen. Then we can move our code
> > > out.
> > Files in /etc are to be marked conffiles. Period. End of story. Have a nice
> > day.
> Or (XOR) preserved across upgrades by maintainer scripts, of course.
Yes, correct. I should have said that files in /etc are edittable config
files. This means either using dpkg's conffile mechanism, or, easily broken
maintainer script versions.
I prefer the former.
In any event, if emacs policy says the files go in /etc, then they must be
edittable, as this is what Debian Policy stipulates. This means user edits
must be preserved.