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Re: stop the "manage with debconf" madness

>> On Fri, 18 Apr 2003 14:04:25 -0500,
>> John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.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.


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