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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

Le vendredi 11 mai 2012 à 11:25 +0200, Gergely Nagy a écrit :
> Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org> writes:
> > The fact that these files are in /lib and shouldn't be touched by the admin
> > doesn't make them less configuration files. They still match the above
> > definition from Wikipedia.
> Can I point you to /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/,
> /usr/share/gconf/defaults and similar?
> These are by the above definition, configuration files. Yet they are not
> under /etc. They are used to load the initial configuration of software,
> and can be overridden elsewhere (funny thing is, the gconf defaults can
> be overridden with stuff in /var/lib/gconf/debian.* - even the overides
> are outside of /etc!).

Utterly wrong. The stuff in /var/lib/gconf is autogenerated, and any
changes you do in it will not be preserved.
The system administrator’s overrides have to be put in /etc/gconf.

> Can we fix these first, where not even the overrides are in /etc, let
> alone the defaults? Please?

Can we get rid of useless babbling on debian-devel? Please?

> And in etc-overrides-lib, config files still remain in /etc. Its just
> the defaults that live elsewhere. That the defaults are files, and are
> under /lib, is an implementation detail, similarly how gconf defaults
> live under /usr/share/gconf/defaults.

There is a huge difference between gconf, for which you can set one
specific setting in /etc, overriding the default in /usr (and in a way
that will not break the application if the schemas change), and
systemd/udev, which require to copy the *entire* file, leaving behind
any improvements that could made to it in ulterior versions.

.''`.      Josselin Mouette
: :' :
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