Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian
Uoti Urpala <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> George Danchev wrote:
>> For some reason or another the vast majority of applications have
>> not been following this approach. I'm not going to argue whether is
>> makes sense or not.
> The reason why most old applications do not follow that approach (at
> least not yet) is pretty obvious: their authors never considered it.
> etc-overrides-lib semantics have only become a seriously considered
> alternative fairly recently.
Having settings in one (optional) file overide settings in another
one is far from being a new/fresh idea though. See pine.