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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: Protecting config files of webapps
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:11:43
Message-Id: pan$c1067$bd539e9f$a39fd164$
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Protecting config files of webapps by Thomas Kahle
1 Thomas Kahle posted on Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:18:52 +0200 as excerpted:
3 > www-apps/tt-rss is configured through a file config.php sitting in its
4 > install directory. At the moment the file is overwritten when upgrading
5 > with webapp-config. Who is responsible for config-protecting this file?
6 >
7 > a) the ebuild should install an env file (www-apps/otrs does this)
8 > b) the user can be informed with einfo but needs to do it herself c)
9 > This is a bug in webapp-config
10 >
11 > c) seems strange to me, but a user has reported this in bug 496788 and
12 > it was closed as a duplicate implying c).
14 I know nothing of webapp-config, but closing as a dup doesn't normally
15 imply what you're trying to make it imply here.
17 Closed/dup does NOT indicate anything in particular about the validity of
18 the multi-reported "thing", except that it's multi-reported. It's up to
19 whoever gets assigned the multi-reported "thing" as to how to resolve it,
20 or even what that "thing" might be, bug, invalid/BEBKAC[1], bug in some
21 other product, whatever. That's it.
23 ---
24 [1] BEBKAC: Variant of PEBKAC, problem exists between keyboard and chair,
25 a somewhat snide way of saying it's the reporter themself with buggy
26 logic. Also see ID-10T error, layer-8 issue, wetware bug, faulty
27 steering actuator...
31 --
32 Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
33 "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
34 and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman