Re: dpatch and patching debian/rules
- To: Thomas Bushnell BSG <email@example.com>
- Cc: Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Subject: Re: dpatch and patching debian/rules
- From: Wouter Verhelst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 12:02:45 +0200
- Message-id: <20050402100245.GB11423@grep.be>
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On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 03:11:13PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Lars Wirzenius <email@example.com> writes:
> > /etc/issue is meant for the sysadmin to edit. It is free form
> > text. /etc/lsb-release is not.
> All conffiles are there for the sysadmin to edit.
Yes, but all conffiles have a function.
The function of /etc/lsb-release is to provide the lsb package with
information about the version of the supported LSB on the system. The
function of /etc/issue is to provide a message before logon.
Using the latter to perform the former's function is like using a chisel
as a screwdriver. It might work, but it's not really the right tool for
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