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Re: YaST2 for Debian (aka nYaST)


On Thu, 2004-11-18 at 22:30 +0100, C. Gatzemeier wrote:
> Thanks for the overview Rumen!
> > and Debian in architectural level. For example almost all configurations
> > in YaST2 are made in directory sysconfig which is not LSB1/2 compatible,
> Is it correct that the settings from /etc/sysconfig are written to the actual 
> application's config files in a second step?
> Can settings in the /etc/sysconfig get out of sync with files under /etc?
> Does the method involve leaving special "do not modify here" or "only modify 
> here or there" areas or magic comments in the config files that can 
> potentially confuse other tools or the user? Or will confuse yast if they are 
> removed?
> What happens if config files are changed manually or with other tools? Does 
> yast still work on those, and does it preserve the formating or comments?

Sadly, some of the yast2 tools won't let the user change their config by
hand. For example, their services tool relies on the command insserv for
inserting or removing services, any attempt of modifying them by hand
will be rewritten.


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