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Re: X Configuration Interface for Debian



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John Goerzen:
> I think that such a program is a way to "unify" all the
> disjoint configuratio n files that float around all over the
> place.

The word "unify" makes me feel uneasy. It makes me think of the
simple approach which uses a central database in a special format,
from which all the actual configuration files read by the various
programs are generated. This is simple, but it doesn't work, because
it makes it much more difficult for people to administrate the
system without using the fancy new system.

This isn't what you were proposing, but I thought I'd point it
out to everyone else, anyway. The new system must be written on
top of our existing system, not as a replacement of it.

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