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Re: "The Debian exim 4 packages suck badly" on exim-users@exim.org

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 21:25:47 -0500, William Ballard
<nospam_50115@alltel.net> wrote:
>Is the multiple-file configuration logically equivalent to the 
>single-file configuration?  If you #include'd all the tiny subfiles, 
>would the resulting config be identical to the single-file config?

The single file configuration template is generated on package build
time from the same directory that ends up as the source for the
multiple-file configuration. That generation process can be repeated
on demand on the target system (update-exim4.conf.template).

The actual config file is being generated on he target system at run
time either from the single file configuration template or the
multiple-file configuration, depending on the debconf setting.

So I'd say they're pretty much equivalent.

>If so, then what are we really arguing about: they are isomorphic.  
>Perhaps a tool could generate the single-file config for easier 
>double-checking of the split-file config.

That tool is already there.


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