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Re: Spamassassin config files in /usr/share

On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 11:45:08PM -0800, Blars Blarson wrote:
> The spamassasin maintainer doesn't think that there are settings
> in /usr/share that can't be overridden by the settings in /etc
> should be considered "serious".  See bug #141125 and spamassassin 
> bug #188.
> Currently, I edit the file in /usr/share to implement my site-wide
> policies, but this will be overridden every time spamassassin is
> upgraded.
> Why shouldn't this be considered a violation of policy 11.7.1?

Lots of things aren't configurable that should be. For example, you have
to recompile a lot of packages to change some of their build-time
options, which is even more work than changing a file in /usr/share. Not
every one of these is a release-critical bug.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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