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Re: Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]



Nils Philippsen wrote:
On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 11:54 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 10:40 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
We are badly in need of system-config-udev. I spent several hours
understanding udev adn building rules for my sound cards and tv cards.
I hadn't done a yum update on my F7 box for weeks/months (lazyness)
did one this week, and it apperently just blew away my custom udev
config
Hell no. We are in badly need of this crap just working out of the box.
Throwing configuration / options at the problem will only make it worse.
Trying to explain this to people is apparently impossible since people
keep proposing stupid configuration tools with "unbreak my system"
options.

There's the bad idea that everything under /etc/ is configurable, but in
reality these rules are "program data" and ideally should go into /share
if that existed (which would avoid people thinking they're meant to
touch that stuff, hopefully).

I'm having trouble parsing that statement. Are you saying that people shouldn't be able to edit their own /etc/xxx files as documented by the upstream programs or that the distribution should move the parts that it modifies with its internal tools elsewhere?

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  Les Mikesell
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