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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> writes:

> Jean-Christophe Dubacq wrote:
>>If dpkg kept a copy of the original configuration file (to be retrieved
>>at all times), it would be easier to spot local changes.
>>I use etckeeper to do that, but it's a bit tiresome to isolate all local
>>changes (I have to save the diffs somewhere) (and a lost hope if you do
>>install etckeeper late in the workstation life). My  git-fu is probably
>>not good enough (I am probably looking for a "pristine" branch and a
>>rebased "local" branch used in production).
> You might be interested in a proposal at UDS this week:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/foundations-q-dpkg-pristine-conffiles

So basically, we'd have a directory of files under /etc that are not
conffiles, and even made 0440. Amusing proposal.

Why not move them outside of /etc then, if they are not configuration
files, and should not be touched by the user?

(Yeah, sure, they can be moved out of /etc, but that doesn't stop the
original proposal being amusing, sorry.)


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