Re: Proposal to improve package configuration upgrades
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On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 04:19:42PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
>Jonas Smedegaard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Augeas seems to gain momentum.
>Augeas, if I understand it correctly, requires modeling every
>configuration file that you want to handle using it. That's going to
>make it rather hard to use as a distribution-wide solution, although it
>may be an improvement that's available in some specific cases where a
>model is available.
Yes, it does require declaring a model.
Fuzzy 3-way non-interactive merging is evil, as seems to be the point of
others too (I have not read that thread on -devel).
I assumed that Config::Model was similarly about declaring a model, not
about guessing one. So I imagined that the suggestion to extend debconf
to use Config::Model was *exactly* about explicit models: providing
package maintainers an optional mechanism to express the model of their
configfiles for more reliable merging than ucf currently offers.
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