Re: texmf.cnf again
On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 10:47:47 +0200, Marcelo E Magallon <email@example.com> said:
>>> Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.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?
Because I only have so much energy to spend, and that did not
actually bite me, since I had not really had a common config file
that I needed to maintain across machines which are not debian.
My texmf.conf, however, is shared, and this problem is
something that does nag at me. I fail to see why we need to break
compatibility with every other tetex installation in 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.
For the vast majority of users, Windows is the right answer.
Is this a valid argument?
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