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Re: linux registry (no, not that again!)

Michael A. Peters wrote:
[mpeters devel ~]$ ls -l /etc/kdb/system/init/1/ |head -5
total 12
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 23 Oct 23 05:27 action
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 35 Oct 23 05:27 process
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 20 Oct 23 05:27 runlevels
[mpeters devel ~]$ cat /etc/kdb/system/init/1/action
thats just cryptic nonsense. i dont want such a config system on
my box.

I get the feeling that many people are turned off to Elektra just because they have had a bad experience with a particular implementation of a registry in an operating system that shall remain nameless.

Before you just blindly reject what is a good thing, log into gnome, and launch an application called gconf-editor.

There you have it - a registry in use in Linux that has been in use in Linux for quite some time quite succesfully. gconf isn't quite as robust as elektra because it uses a daemon which does present a single point of failure, but it is a registry.
gconf is not much better than the m$ registry imho.

to improve the management of linux i would like to see a standard for
config files (FHS-like). a guide for programmers.


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