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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
> On May 10, Bjørn Mork <bjorn@mork.no> wrote:
>> Agree.  Copying a large set of default policies into /etc just because
>> they *can* be overridden is not user friendly.  And it does not make the
>> defaults any more configuration either. It just hides important local
>> changes and makes it difficult both for the user and the application
>> itself to distinguish between defaults and configuration overrides.
> Wrong: since you have to copy the whole file to override it, and files 
> in /lib have no conffiles handling, after an upgrade you will not know 
> what was changed by you and what was changed upstream.

I think everyone here agrees with that. The interesting case is when
files in /etc/ can either explicitly include the /lib file, or
implicitly override the /lib settings.

It's not clear to me why such a system would be inferior to the current
debian practice.



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