"Chatty" config files in /etc

Tom Rhodes trhodes at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 31 23:23:39 UTC 2006

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006 14:58:38 +0200 (MET DST)
Helge Oldach <helge.oldach at atosorigin.com> wrote:

> 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
> matters.
> 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?

I think you missed the point completely.  Please go back and re-read
the discussion.

Tom Rhodes

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