[Fedora-packaging] Re: Draft: Init Scripts

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Tue Feb 20 13:43:29 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 20 February 2007 08:33, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> I don't see this - Separate config files only restrict the user to what
> a vendor wants him to restrict to and what the vendor has taken into
> consideration.
> It takes away the freedom of customization and takes away the freedom
> extending init-scripts to what the vendor has not considered.
> Why would this be useful? The user has chosen to customize, so it's the
> user's responsibility to handle this situation - If you take away
> %config you are simply erasing, killing his "carefully handcrafted
> solution" to a real world problem. - I can't find this helpful.

And I can't see any difference between this an any other script on the file 
system.  So unless we extend it so that all editable scripts become %config, 
I don't see this special casing being helpful, instead its promoting 
upstreams to continue to use init scripts for configuration.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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