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/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/ may not be conffile ?

Policy states:

     *Application defaults* files have to be installed in the directory
     `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/'. They are considered as part of the
     program code. Thus, they should not be modified and should not be
     tagged as *conffile*. If the local system administrator wants to
     customise X applications globally, the file `/etc/X11/Xresources'
     should be used.

Seems to me that /etc/X11/Xresources could become a mess of stuff.  If the
app-defaults file were a conffile, then if it changed in a new release of
the package users who made changes would be warned.  As it is, a user who
made change has to check this by hand (how?) at every upgrade.
Hmmm... Reminds me of slackware.

What's the logic here?
Peter Galbraith, research scientist          <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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