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Re: ca-certificates symlinks out of /etc

* martin f krafft (madduck@debian.org) wrote:
> also sprach Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> [2006.10.31.1948 +0100]:
> > cat /my/favorite/editor >> /etc/alternatives/vi
> alternatives are surely an exception, don't you think?
> > cat /the/best/dictionary >> /etc/dictionaries-common/words
> I don't see the reason why /etc/dictionaries-common/words should be
> a symlink either. The right way to solve this would be to use
> alternatives and provide a second file to which a user can add
> additional words.

I'm truely unimpressed with the "users can't handle symlinks" argument.
There are other cases where symlinks in /etc have been used to capture
information (sendmail and/or SASL being another I've dealt with in the
past, also vservers) and in general I don't think there's anything 
wrong with it.  In all of these cases the files pointed to are not 
intended to be modified but what file is used can be configured.  I 
believe the certificates are exactly this way (and, really, are quite 
close to the alternatives setup).  



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