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Re: conffiles in /etc/default

On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 02:31:47PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Well I don't know about you, but most of the files in /etc/default on my
> system do not need to be changed. They're all sensible defaults.
> They're certianly no more likely to be changed than random other
> conffiles in /etc (with the single exception of /etc/init.d/ scripts
> that use defaults files...).
> In the future, I would appreciate it if policy editors would bring up
> such changes *before* proposals are accepted, not change them silently
> after the fact. (This was my proposal, IIRC.)

Apologies; I think I was on another planet when I did that.  You are
of course totally right both about protocol and content.  Reverting
that change.  I'm going to write:

      It may either be a <tt>conffile</tt> or a configuration
      file maintained by the package maintainer scripts.  See
      <ref id="config files"> for more details.



         Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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