Bug#275951: Please split kdmrc into multiple files for ease of maintenance
On Tuesday 12 October 2004 09:14, Andras Korn wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 10:59:19PM +0200, Achim Bohnet wrote:
> > > I'm willing, I guess, to implement the last proposal with the three groups
> > > of files as a shell script; would you accept it?
> > Good idea! Before implementing such a script have a look at
> > the ucf pkg ;)
> I've seen ucf in action, and I don't see how it can be readily applied here,
> or what its advantages over the proposed script would be. Do you have any
> specific approach in mind?
AFAIU your goal is to make merging of upstream changes in kdmrc easier.
Currently kdmrc is a conffile and admin see all changes, regardless if the
sys admin did them or it's an upstream change. Ucf AFIAU offers such
merging. So visual clutter can be reduced.
Your proposed solution with a splitted kdmrc and a update-* tool
does not work easily because kdmrc can also manipulated by a kontrol
center modules. So without modifying kdm & kcm_kdm you also have to
ensure that changes via kcm module in kdmrc are 'backported' to the
several little config files. IMHO not worth all the trouble.
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