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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

Josh Triplett wrote:
>Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> On May 09, Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> wrote:
>> > This is something I'm pondering if we should handle in either a systemd
>> > trigger or a tool that packages shipping systemd files can call to tell
>> > the user about any changes.  (Basically a wrapper around ucf, probably.)
>> The more I think about it, the more I suspect that the correct solution 
>> would be to just symlink /lib/udev/rules.d/ to /etc/udev/rules.d/ and so 
>> on.
>Please don't.  As a user, I find it highly preferable for packages to
>install their default configuration in /lib and just have overrides in
>/etc, and I'd love to see that trend continue.  That setup lets me
>trivially construct personal configuration packages that ship the
>overriding files in /etc, without having to play ugly games with
>dpkg-divert of conffiles.  It also means that I don't get a pile of
>noise in etckeeper from all the upgrades of default configurations, so
>that my commits to etckeeper primarily consist of my own local changes.

No, really - please *do* do this. The fact that a lot of the software
coming out of RedHat development seems to be designed solely for their
use, including working around the missing/broken features of RPM, is
seriously annoying. Configuration belongs in /etc, we know this. We
have a well-designed and implemented set of tools in Debian based on
that standard.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"You can't barbecue lettuce!" -- Ellie Crane

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