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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> writes:

> ]] Uoti Urpala 
> Hi,
>> Wrong: as mentioned in this thread before, one of the advantages of the
>> etc-overrides-lib model is the option of having a file in /etc that
>> first includes the one in /lib, then overrides just one particular
>> value. This allows handling more updates without needing manual changes,
>> as you can automatically pick up other updated values while keeping the
>> override, without needing to do 3-way merges.
> This doesn't always work, though.  For instance, for systemd, you'd have
> no way to get rid of an ExecStartPre line, since you can have multiple
> of them.  It's probably not that common, but it's a use case I want to
> support.

In that case, the including file can be changed (by the admin) to be a
separate file, that does not include, and get the usual conffile
conflict dpkg prompt.


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