[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] [signoff] vc/* -> tty* transition

vlad vla at uni-bonn.de
Sun Jul 19 07:16:53 EDT 2009

i don't get the point of this discussion!
isn't it the devs choice to do it how _he_ thinks it's good and
if thomas thinks putting a sed line in the .install is the best way,
then he should do it! 

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 12:57:30PM +0200, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Pierre Chapuis schrieb:
>> That teaching might require breaking the system of those that don't follow simple rules such as read the output of Pacman.
> How can a user distinguish between important pacman output and the crap  
> that is put everywherre?
>> Moreover, I have modified /etc/inittab, and depending on what the sed does, it might break my system. I don't think I'm the only user to have done that. So, even if you go the sed way, you will need to use post_upgrade() to warn the users that you changed something, and probably create a .pacsave... But in fact, if your goal is to make the systems of people who don't know what /etc/inittab is work, why use sed and not just replace the file with a new one using tty?
> There was the time when pacman saved the old file as .pacsave and put  
> the new one in place, effectively restoring the default configuration  
> and leaving it to the user to merge in his custom configuration. I am  
> beginning to understand why someone would do it this way.

yes, creating a pacsave file is an elegant solution. 


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