Bug#162120: Support #162120
On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 10:47:35AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> This, then, has all the negatives that ajt seems to think that
> not regenerating configuration files has. And would not work in the
> corner case where mere presence of a file changes program behaviour
> (though I do not know, off hand, if there are any instances of this
> behaviour out there -- /etc/nologin does not have the problem, since
> no one would rationally want to recreate that)
Setting up automount at my lab is just a matter of 'rm /etc/auto.master'.
If automount were to recreate this file on upgrade, it would break
the system. Nullmailer has a similar property.
In both there are probably other ways to proceed, but why a sysadmin should
maintain a config file when none is enough ?
In fact, having a directory (/etc/foo) composed of small config files
that are queried via if [ -f /etc/foo/bar ]; has its merit (easy to handle
in maintainer scripts). This just rely on not adding back removed
Imagine a large red swirl here.