[arch-projects] [PATCH 2/7] config: add /etc/vconsole.conf support

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sat Oct 29 18:14:51 EDT 2011

On Wednesday 26 October 2011 19:46:27 Dave Reisner wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 01:38:28AM +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> > Read KEYMAP, CONSOLEFONT and CONSOLEMAP from vconsole.conf. If they are
> > set they take precedence over the values in rc.conf.
> If these are to be the preferred method going forward, then we should be
> using the variables from these files as the default, not coercing them
> back to the "legacy" values of CONSOLEFONT, LOCALE, and the like.

Hmm... I really didn't want to make one preferred over the other. What is used 
internally in initscrpits does not really matter I guess, except for third-
party hooks. In that case I'd like to keep backwards compatibility, so it 
makes sense to keep the legacy values.

I guess an argument could be made about hook authors assuming the vars that 
can be set in the new config files are available in the hooks even if rc.conf is 
used. I wouldn't be opposed to making that work too.

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