Re: config packages [Was: rm -r * and the default prompt]
>>>>> "EZ" == Enrique Zanardi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
EZ: The problem with that approach is that many of those "newbie"
EZ: settings are just a matter of taste. We don't want to set a
EZ: thousand of those parameters in hundreths of different config
EZ: files that will have to be edited to reset them.
EZ: It would be easier if all those parameters could be grouped in
EZ: a single config package. We may have a handful of those to
EZ: choose (hint: "themes"). It may even be useful for
1. I don't know whether I like the idea of a single config package or not
but I can see the following questions:
- Is it easy/possible to maintain single config package for many
- Isn't it better to let this work to each package maintainer because
he does probably understand it very well? I don't think there
are many (hundreds) packages which need some kind of newbie
customization. If I understand it well it should be about ten to
twenty files in `/etc/skel/'.
- On the other side wouldn't be better to let this configuration
things to one package with one maintainer ("newbies manager"), who
could watch newbies questions on debian.user etc. so he knows what
the *real* problems are?
2. IMO, there is no problem with settings like bash prompt customized for
newbies, if such settings are not too much annoying for many people
(they shouldn't, it's not good idea to introduce newbies to annoying
things). I think any advanced user copies his .profile, .bash*,
.xinitrc, .fvwm* or whatever soon to his new account on which he
intends to work regularly. So he is almost indifferent to these
3. BTW, to discussion about long dirs in prompt, why not to use two lines
prompt? I have in .bashrc
and I'm very satisfied with it.
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