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Re: Upcoming Debian Releases

On Sun, 25 May 1997, Mark Baker wrote:

> In article <Pine.LNX.3.95.970524211618.1281A-100000@debian.dd.com>,
> 	Tom Lees <tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk> writes:
> >> the other solution is to have a small utility that stores these values,
> >> can change them and gives the values to the scripts. 
> > 
> > The third solution, which I prefer is a utility which modifies the
> > variables within the scripts - it's faster, it is more "backwards
> > compatible" with sysadmins from other Unices, and generally it's nicer
> > (less dependant on the cfgtool at boot-time).
> And if you're not very careful it does silly things if the scripts have been
> modified significantly.

So you do something like:-

BLAH=something		# configtool=yes

Then, if someone modifies the scripts, they make sure that that particular
line is still there, or remove the "configtool=yes" if they don't want it.

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