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From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss03@...>
Subject: Re: udev, fstab, and fsck at boot.
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 09:53:57 +0000
On Friday 19 November 2004 07:58 am, Tim Weber <Tim Weber 
<gentoo.list@...>> wrote:
> On Friday 19 November 2004 05:33, Drake Wyrm wrote:
> > At 2004-11-18T09:03:58-0500, Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
> > wrote: <snip>
> >
> > > A better solution is (as always, in my opinion with
> > > system-affecting files such as this) to instead provide a
> > > fstab.example, or not to provide an fstab via portage, at all.
> >
> > I rather have to disagree. *.example files and other
> > documentation-related goodies in my /etc directory annoy me, but a
> > well-commented config file with some reasonable defaults is a dream
> > to work with.
>
> I agree absolutely.  I was a bit disappointed when it happened to
> make.conf; because I really liked, for example, the list of allowed
> -march settings. And I think that you will scare users (especially the
> genkernel type) if you let them write their fstab completely by hand.
>
> Of course, they wouldn't really need to write it by themselves, because
> they'd have some .example files.  But I strongly dislike the idea of
> putting them inside /etc.

Agreed.  While I would rather have an example file instead of potentially 
overwriting my customized config files, I don't want the clogging up my 
directory listings.

Example files should go elsewhere, files that must be customized (like 
fstab) should not be in portage, and the others -- well, I can live with 
etc-update asking me everytime.

-- 
Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. <bss03@...>
ICQ: 514984  YM: DaTwinkDaddy  AIM: DaTwinkDaddy
http://csce.uark.edu/~bss03

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