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Re: obsolete, harmful conf files

On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 12:02:03PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
> At 1:05 +0200 6/25/02, Oliver Kurth wrote:
> >In principle they have moved to another location, /etc/network/if-{up,down}.d,
> >and at the same I have greatly changed them. What happens if they are not
> >removed is that both of them will be executed. They both start a process
> >in background (fetch and/or send mail). Whatever will be executed first
> >will block (by a lock file) the second, because it is likely that the
> >time span between them is short. The old scripts also depend on a conf file
> >which is obsolete as well (it is still there, because it is a conffile, but
> >not supported by debconf).
> Could you provide us with more background information about your software?

Look at masqmail.

> To me it seems you are melting a
>  interface up
>  sendmail
>  fetchmail
>  interface down
> together. For supporting pcmcia devices you move the script to
> the more general spot of other devices, which makes it easier
> for you to implement your cooking.
> Installing your package will break the PCMCIA stuff,
> at least you are messing with files of other packages.

No, I do not mess in any files of other packages. The old version did
not either, it wrote scripts into the /etc/pcmcia/if-up.d/ _directory_.
These are _supposed_ to be filled with scripts. And, BTW, I moved the
scripts from there to /etc/network/if-up.d/, a directory which serves for a
similar purpose, just like /etc/ppp/ip-up.d/.

> The above is only guessing due the lack of information,
> so I hope that I didn't offend you and that I make a wrong guess.

You should better inform yourself before writing, and _carefully_ read
what you are responding to.

> >My worries are that I get lots of bug reports because the package does not
> >behave as expected by the users.
> A critical question:  ( not intended as an insulting question )
> Could it be that they are expecting clean designed software?

Why do think this may be not insulting?

Please, next time _ask_ if anything is not clear for you. You could have asked
me what package I am talking about. You could have looked at that package.
After you have done that you can criticize. Not before.

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