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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 09:56:57PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:55:06AM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > On Thu, 10 May 2012, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> > > You're pretty much just saying that dpkg and helpers like ucf have
> > > implemented better functionality than rpm. I don't see how that's
> > > relevant to the discussion.
> > 
> > The reason why it is relevant is because in the etc-overrides-lib
> > model you are unable to trivially merge local changes with upstream or
> > packaging changes unless you add additional logic in the postinst to
> > handle etc-overrides-lib. Having configuration files in /etc and using
> > ucf or similar enables you to deal with this problem easily.
> In the etc-overrides-lib model, program defaults and local
> configuration are effectively being merged every time the program
> starts.

Apparently I was mistaken and that's not what's usually implemented.
So this really does look like a workaround for stupid package


Ben Hutchings
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                                                              - Albert Camus

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