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Re: /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/ --- Why ­­/etc ?

Anthony DeRobertis <anthony@derobert.net> writes:

> [ Complain about useless/unnecessary differences in Gnome /etc file. ]

> The "schema" field does not look like configuration, either. In short,
> these files don't seem to be configuration files at all. Some of these
> files apparently contain localizations, too. Once again, not
> configuration.
> It produced nearly 70,000 lines of diff. That is quite frankly
> ridiculous. Maybe there is some configuration data in there *somewhere*,
> but I sure am not going to spend the time to read 70,000 lines to find them.
> Please, could someone tell me why these should not be in
> /usr/share/gconf? Otherwise, I propose a mass bug filing.

I wholeheartedly agree with this.  When a system administrator tries to
get an overview of system changes or upgrades, there is just too much
noise in /etc.  As an effect of this, I have had to special-case Gnome
files in /etc in the changetrack package so that these files are
ignored, which is obviously not ideal.
                                                    Jens Peter Secher
_DD6A 05B0 174E BFB2 D4D9 B52E 0EE5 978A FE63 E8A1 jpsecher gmail com_

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