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

Anthony ''Ishpeck'' Tedjamulia archlinux at ishpeck.net
Tue Jul 24 16:04:15 EDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 09:36:05AM +0200, Nicolas Sebrecht wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I concur.  Although I'm not so much a fan of systemd,
I can say with confidence that this assertion matches my

Dividing the configurations makes each package far more
likely to update itself cleanly withit botching-up some 
other, unrelated part of your system.

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