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Re: [desktop] Unix configuration nightmare

On Tue, 2002-10-22 at 10:46, John Morton wrote:

But, if debconf starts to be used more widespread, the one thing I fear
is that the reason why I originally switched away from SuSE disappears:
currently, Debian is very careful to modfy configuration in a way that
allows both menu driven and config file driven config changes.

With debconf, there is a tendency to have 'please do not change this
file' again - see XFree, for instance. Yes, writing lossless configfile
parser is not trivial, but this would imho be the only way.

-- vbi

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