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Re: Configuration (File) System

I think in the future Linux distributions have to develop new filesystems for 
package managenment. It's time to start thinking about advanced package 
managenment systems (backward compatibility must not be important). If 
package managenment implemented in file system level, we'll have more genius 
systems. So, CFS can be an internal part of a such a new file system, don't 
make borders on your imagination about CFS :)


On Thursday 18 March 2004 11:48, Jens Hermans wrote:
> Currently I'm working on a technology to be able to represent
> configuration files as filesystems. The whole thing is outlined at
> http://users.pandora.be/paranet/CFS.htm , but I'll try to sumarize it
> shortly in here. (Note: the source is not online, I'll try to upload it
> someday near to developer.berlios.de , project CFS)
> Basic concept of the whole thing is that you can mount for example your
> apache config as a filesystem and then be able to edit your config just
> by using FS functions (open/read/write/..). The configs will be parsed
> and converted into a directory structure, in which files represent
> single configuration parameters. Comments & whitespacing will off course
> be preserved, to prevent cluttering up your custom config too much.
> (more details, visit the above url)
> I think this could be an interesting technology to use in combination
> with debconf, eg. get rid of all those "search & replace in config file"
> configurations that are used atm.
> I welcome all your comments, thoughts and participation on cfs.
> tia,
> J. Hermans

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