Re: stop the "manage with debconf" madness
>> On Fri, 18 Apr 2003 14:04:25 -0500,
>> John Hasler <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Colin Walters writes:
>> One might be to create a third class of configuration files; let's
>> call them "managed configuration files".
> Is the choice to be up to the maintainer? If so, I'm afraid that
> over time almost all configfiles would become managed, as that
> would be the easy way for maintainers.
From what I understand, the choice is _not_ the maintainers,
since it is encapsulated in /etc/conffile/managed,
/etc/conffile/unmanaged, and /etc/conffile/default; all of which are
themselves conffiles which are under local admin control.
I am happy with the local admin deciding which ones are
managed; or not, and where it is OK to blow away local changes;
packages making this decision on their own ought to be considered in
violation of policy.
Don't hit a man when he's down -- kick him; it's easier.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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