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Re: Please test the experimental gconf2

Le lundi 14 novembre 2005 à 09:28 +0100, Jean-Christophe Dubacq a
écrit :
> It would be marvelous (and probably more FHS compliant) if those  
> files were not to be dropped in /usr/share/gconf/defaults, but in / 
> etc/gconf/defaults.
> Or better (I do not know how you perceive the whole thing) if your  
> update-gconf-defaults script could read both in /usr/share/gconf/ 
> defaults and /etc/gconf/defaults. The /etc/gconf/defaults would be  
> empty and filled only with localadmin-written stuff (btw, this name  
> just came as the first off the top of my mind, but could be changed  
> to /etc/gconf/local-defaults if this helps with transition from older  
> setups).

All of this is easy to achieve, but the reasoning behind
choosing /usr/share/gconf/defaults was to provide a framework for
packages, not for system administrators. The recommended way to set
local defaults is still to use gconftool or gconf-editor to set them
in /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults. These defaults still supersede
packaged defaults in /usr/share/gconf/defaults. I don't like to provide
2 ways to do the same thing, especially if it means to diverge from
upstream's documentation.

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