Re: /etc/nntpserver or /etc/news/server ?
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- Subject: Re: /etc/nntpserver or /etc/news/server ?
- From: Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 15:54:18 -0400
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- In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.970904154520.1809Aemail@example.com>; from Scott K. Ellis on Thu, Sep 04, 1997 at 03:46:00PM -0400
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Scott K. Ellis wrote:
> I understand the latest draft of the debian policy lists /etc/nntpserver
> as the proper name. That seems to be the better choice, as it is more
[ Moving this to debian-devel because now I have implementation questions. ]
Slrn used to use /etc/news/server. For a while now it's been using
/etc/nntpserver. Some other news readers still use /etc/nntp/server, so it's
not prudent to delete it, which slrn's postinst currently does (bug #12478).
So I'm about to change the slrn package so it does not remove
/etc/news/server, but instead makes it a symlink to /etc/nntpserver.
So in the long run, how do we ever get rid of /etc/news/server? We have to
leave it for backwards compatability, it seems. :-(
see shy jo
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