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Re: Policy rewrite: chaps 11-13

On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 09:48:20PM +0100, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> 11.7.5  What does the following mean?
>      However, programs that require dotfiles in order to operate
>      sensibly (dotfiles that they do not create themselves
>      automatically, that is) are a bad thing, and programs should be
>      configured by the Debian default installation as close to normal
>      as possible.
>      (It's the last part I don't understand.)

I think it means that the Debian maintainers should make every effort to
make the programs work as close to their normal behaviour when they are
unconfigured (i.e. when a dotfile can't be found).

> 12.6 "Mailboxes are generally [mode] 660 user.mail unless the user has
>      chosen otherwise."
>      Should this be "unless the system administrator has chosen
>      otherwise."?

FWIW last I checked there were several other references to the admin as
the "user"...

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