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

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Sun Jul 19 09:10:14 EDT 2009

On Sun, 2009-07-19 at 12:01 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> First off, I don't like modifying config files.  But, given I did this 
> update and still managed to screw my system up when testing it with a 
> reboot...
> So it is a question of which I hate more; post install messages or 
> automatically fixing the file.  
> A post install message means that I tell all complaining users that they 
> should have read their pacman output.  But hang on, they are already 
> told that there is a .pacnew file for what is a very important config 
> file.  So I can say that anyway.  So here is my prototype install file...
> post_install()
> {
>   if [ -f "/etc/inittab.pacnew" ]; then
>     echo "You are being very stupid if you did not take notice of that 
> warning about a .pacnew file"
>   fi
> }
> A simple sed of the config file means much, much less complaining 
> users.  And given the number of complaints I got about libjpeg7 (wheres 
> the thanks now gtk and kde are working?), I am very, very tempted just 
> to do the sed.
> Allan

Not that my option means squat but....

I agree.  Since this update/upgrade will break everyone/most peoples
systems I think a relaxing of the rule for this one is justified
Rules are meant to be broken, that's why there are rules :)

You do want to be a distro without rules don't you?

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