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Re: Bug#189347: stop the "manage with debconf" madness

On Wed, 2003-04-16 at 20:21, Chris Hanson wrote:
> I'd rather fix this properly; what you suggest is a workaround.  What
> I consider a proper fix is to redefine the configuration files so that
> they can be parsed.  I have learned, the hard way, that using shell
> scripts for configuration files is a bad idea.

That's true, it's definitely a workaround.  The way I did it in
fontconfig is the way I think it should be done in packages which can't
(or can't easily) losslessly parse their configuration files.

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