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Re: dh_config_model_upgrade: package upgrade with Config::Model

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 05:41:14PM +0000, Neil Williams wrote:
> It is beginning to make some sense but the problems do not outweigh the
> (frankly wishlist) benefits so far outlined. If the package isn't
> buggy, it won't need a model

No, not really. The package can be perfectly fine and still benefit of a
model, for instance when some external program is used to customize the
configuration (e.g.: web or GUI interfaces for newbies). And actually
also power users can benefit from this kind of changes, for instance I
would love to have automatic merges of comment/space changes in most
configuration files I've under /etc.

I believe most of your other comments in this follow-up were based on
the assumption that this stuff is useful only in case of bug, which I
don't believe it is the case.  Ping me if I missed some comment based on
different assumptions.


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