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Re: /etc/aliases and policy -- possible mass bug filing

* Blars Blarson 

| Several packages I have installed (and presumably others I havn't)
| modify /etc/alises in the install scripts.  This is presumably a
| configuration file, which should be owned by a single package.

Why?  It's part of the base system.

Apache has code similar to:

if [ "$2" != "" ]; then
    if [ -e /etc/aliases ]; then
        if ! grep -qi "^webmaster:" /etc/aliases; then
            echo "webmaster: root" >> /etc/aliases
            if [ -x /usr/sbin/newaliases ]; then

which I find perfectly acceptable.  (Except for the tiny fault that
the alias isn't removed on package removal..)

Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are      : :' :
                                                                      `. `' 

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