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 : :' :