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Re: from / to /usr/: a summary

On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 05:49:12PM +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:
> It also either (a) prevents upstream from ever changing that default or
> (b) silently breaks packages for the user.  If option foo is set to bar
> in the upstream configuration and then upstream changes it to baz, the
> package breaks for the sysadmin.  If the configuration were stored in
> /etc, the sysadmin would get notified by dpkg or ucf and would have an
> opportunity to change it.  So the only sane thing to do is not change
> the default, ever.

If the admin has not changed the config, dpkg and ucf will happily
replace the old config with the new one, no questions asked, even
when the config is in /etc. So no change there.

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