Re: What do I use to reconfigure the network /after/ initial install on Etch?
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> On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 08:58:05 +0100
> Joe Hart <email@example.com> wrote:
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>> John Hasler wrote:
>>> Joe Hart wrote:
>>>> What is the point of having all info stored in plain text files if one is
>>>> supposed to only use tools to edit them?
>>> There is no such suppostion.
>> Reference: OP
> I (the OP in question) did not mean that you're never supposed to edit
> conffiles by hand; I meant just that for basic, standard edits the
> tools are often better, simpler, and more reliable. For more complex
> and nonstandard edits, you may want or even have to edit by hand. An
> additional advantage of readable conffiles is that you can (surprise!)
> read them to understand exactly what is going on.
I agree with you. I can't count the number of times dpkg-reconfigure
has come to my rescue. One thing on the downside though is by only
using tools, it isn't as simple to know which files to edit. Sometimes
after installing packages I have to resort to asking dpkg what it
Some files (/etc/dchp3/dhclient.conf for example) are very well
commented, others (/etc/network/interfaces) are not. IMO, it would be
best if all config files were well commented, especially ones that may
need to be edited.
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