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Bug#503566: desktop-base: Failed to configure splashy theme

On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 15:21 +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > 
> > Now, about splashy_config breaking when /etc/splashy/config.xml does not
> > exist, this is the right thing to do because without that
> > file /sbin/splashy won't work anyway. Why would somebody remove this
> > file from /etc/splashy? Let's see what we can do about this one.
> Well, I agree that it should fail if it can't install theme. But in your
> case, /etc/splashy is *not* reliable. It can't know if it's a link or a
> folder. In your case, if you want to remove /etc/splashy, you should
> directly use /usr/share/splasy/config.xml. And you should have moved
> conffile from /etc/splashy to /usr/share/splashy and let the folder.


What happens when users install their own custom themes and modify
Splashy to use this new theme, then they install a new version of
Splashy? Will their changes to config.xml be kept?

I though /etc/ was supposed to be for configuration files that the local
sysadmin (end-user) controls and no package should mess with these local
modifications. Moving config.xml to /usr/share/splashy/config.xml will
defeat this purpose and allow the file to be changed during upgrades.

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