Re: Upcoming Debian Releases
On May 24, Mark Baker wrote
> In article <email@example.com>,
> Andreas Jellinghaus <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > b) change policy to _not_ allow config information in /etc scripts
> I disagree strongly. A script without config information doesn't belong in
> /etc at all.
sometimes you need to change a script, no matter how good it is. if we
move scripts out of /etc and don't mark them as conffiles, we would need
a good mechanism to ensure, that a script hasn't changed. till you find
a good solution, keep them as configgile in /etc.
> Having your database seems like a reasonable idea, but it needs to be plain
> text which might be slow; a db file would be faster but I want to be able to
> change it in a text editor.
there are a lot of required features :
- text files (so you can edit them by hand)
- path style variables commands (network/interface/eth0)
- import and exports commands
(textdb --export |rsh hostname textdb --import :-)
- implemented in c ( -> fast enough, no dependcy on perl/whatever)
- list, is, exec function would be great
(for A in textdb --list network/interface ; do
textdb --exec network/interface/$A; done :-)
- maybe even more ...
but : don't discuss it now. someone is working on a realy good
textdb/cfgtool/however-you-call-it, and i'm sure that he will do the
right thing. wait till it is released.
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