[arch-general] My end-user $0.02 on /etc/rc.conf splitting.

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jul 23 11:07:08 EDT 2012

> > That said, Gentoo always had separate config files located
> > in /etc/conf.d. So the idea of not having one single rc.conf is not
> > this new. Nevertheless one single /etc/rc.conf makes the administration
> > a bit more comfortable, because you have all settings at a glance and
> > don't need to cat or edit several files.  

specifically relevent

> Sounds like you (don't take this a personal critism, you're not alone)
> have poor administration practices. Editing multiple files instead of
> one in not a problem at all. In fact, it's the exactly opposite.

Offended for no reason

> The pain is the need to merge new changes while updating. Some tools
> (like pacdiff) can help with the job but it's very frustrating to have
> one configuration file and merge lot of changes in it. Especially when
> it comes to cosmetic/comments changes.
> Having one big configuration file means it's much easier to make
> mistakes in it and have strong problems because of that.  Dedicated
> files to services/requirements make such problems more isolated. So,
> we're going a better robustness, better expectations compliance for new
> incoming users (and admins having more than one arch desktop to
> maintain).

Irrelevent here. It's poor administration practice not to check your
seds, eds, files to install or sudoedits anyway.


 Why not do something good every day and install BOINC.

More information about the arch-general mailing list