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



On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 12:48 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> It doesn't disambiguate the situation unless you are saying that local 
> administrators should not touch any files.  How does a (novice or not) 
> user know which files belong to him but are delivered as working 
> defaults and which will be clobbered by subsequent updates?  I thought 
> most of the point of splattering stuff under /etc/sysconfig was to have 
> a place to put distribution-tool managed bits without too much impact on 
> standard, documented config files as they would work in other distributions.

The problem is that a lot of software erroneously place files in /etc.
Ideally all files (and that should be very few files!) in /etc should be
safe to edit by the system administrator.

     David



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