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



On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 12:47:38PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> 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...

Much like any other config file can be losslessly parsed by processing
them. That's not really very helpful.

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