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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> What *is* an issue is when upstreams decide to ship their defaults in
> /usr, but require users to duplicate information between /usr templates
> and /etc config files and ignore the contents of /usr in favor of the
> contents of /etc.  This is also not a violation of FHS, but it IS a
> crappy design.

> When software is not able to override configuration *settings* with fine
> granularity via /etc, the entire thing should go under /etc.  Doing
> otherwise makes this horrible for upgrades.

Yes, this, with the caveat that coming up with a new tool that would do
the right thing, as Tollef discussed, would be a reasonable substitute for
putting everything in /etc.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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