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Bug#275951: Please split kdmrc into multiple files for ease of maintenance

Teaching kdm to read configuration from more than one file would have
several advantages.  Multilevel configuration, where kdm for example
reads /usr/share/apps/kdm/kdmrc first, then overrides in
/usr/share/apps/kdm/kdmrc.d/ and finally /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc, would
solve these problems:

 - It would reduce upgrade problems, as the sysadmin would edit the
   file in /etc/, and the package maintainer would edit the file in
   /usr/share/, and thus no upgrade conflict would happen.  If a
   config option change name, the old value would be ignored, but that
   is best fixed by not changing name of config options. :)

 - It would make it easier to customize kdm automatically for custom
   debian distros (see bug #385849), as the CDD could provide an kdmrc
   override file with the values it want to override in
   /usr/share/apps/kdm/kdmrc.d/, and it would be replace the package
   defaults while allowing the sysadmin to override the values she
   wants using the kcontrol options.

Solving this would make it a lot easier for Debian Edu.  Please try to
get this fixed before Etch releases.

Petter Reinholdtsen

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