On Wed, 2008.11.26, 331, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote: > On Wednesday 26 November 2008, lee <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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