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Re: texmf.cnf again

On Sun, 8 Jun 2003 10:47:47 +0200, Marcelo E Magallon <mmagallo@debian.org> said: 

>>> 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?

	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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