Re: Bug#189347: stop the "manage with debconf" madness
On Thursday 17 April 2003 02:32, Colin Walters wrote:
> 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.
OTOH, xml config files (like fontconfig's config) could be losslessly parsed
through xslt processing...
Mike Hommey <email@example.com>
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