[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: texmf.cnf again

>> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

 > 	If the default were to overwrite my local changes without
 >  asking me would be a serious bug.
 > 	Consider if I too were using the non-interactive front end.

 Agreed, in principle.  But howcome I don't see you complaining about
 /etc/modules.conf, which has been automatically generated from
 /etc/modutils/* for years and has confused the heck out of users all
 over the world?

 From a pragmatic point of view, it makes sense for the default to be to
 overwrite the file.  For the vast majority of users this is just
 another one of those "yeah, whatever" questions.

Marcelo             | "When it's time to stop living, I will certainly make
mmagallo@debian.org | Death my number one choice!"
                    |         -- (Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent)

Reply to: