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Re: Erase cache, clean registry in Linux

On Wed, 2008.11.26, 331, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 November 2008, lee <lee@yun.yagibdah.de> wrote about 'Re: 
> Erase cache, clean registry in Linux':
> >The tendency in Debian to split up configuration files --- like for
> >apache and exim4 --- and to spread them over several directories and
> >to have the system automatically mess with them has already gone too
> >far. Just try to figure out how to configure exim with that system ---
> >it remains cryptical, and it's far easier not to use it. Apache was
> >also easier to configure before it was messed up.
> I find wrangling a lot of small files with self-documenting names a lot 
> easier than fighting with a one large file made larger by the number of 
> comment lines needed to explain the role of different sections.
> Prior to your message, I didn't think anyone actually liked non-split 
> configuration files for exim4 and apache.  I guess it's a matter of taste, 
> but monolithic files are certainly harder for multiple packages 
> automatically maintain.

I like smaller configuration files too: if I only change one of the several 
smaller files, the others will still be upgraded when the package is upgraded, 
if the maintainer makes any changes to those.

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