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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

On 05/11/2012 08:30 PM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On May 11, Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org> wrote:
>>> Long story short, I still don't see what the fuss is about.
>> The fuss is about we're being told that there will be silent
>> overwriting of configuration files without being prompted about
>> changes, which potentially, will make it horrible to manage
>> upgrades in a decent way without knowing the corner cases.
> No, not even that: if you edit files in /lib without being aware of the 
> consequences then you are an idiot and deserve to suffer for it.
> The problem with etc-overrides-lib is that a file must be copied in 
> full from /lib to /etc to be modified, and then future changes to the 
> same file in /lib will be ignored (so maybe the package will break 
> because these changes are required, etc).
Yes, that's exactly what I don't like, and what I want to avoid!!!

I want to be prompted, shown a diff, so I can see what's going on, and then
take my own decision based on this diff. So, in fewer words: the current
normal behavior in Debian.


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