"Chatty" config files in /etc

Helge Oldach helge.oldach at atosorigin.com
Thu Aug 31 12:58:56 UTC 2006

Roman Kurakin:
>I suggest to make these files the way which would encourage peoples to keep
>example part, for example, under working part. Example will be still in the
>file, it will not bother admin, cause it do not cover essential part of 
>the file,
>and will simplify merging.

So, with the benefit of easing merging for committers, we end up with
two separate files for the end users (and sysadmins) - one "example
file" and one "tru config file". IMHO this sounds like complicating

IMHO this whole problem and the discussion about it is a bit overkill.
Why not just keep it as it is? What is so fundamentally broken with the
current situation that we need important, POLA-breaking fixes?


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