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From: David W Noon <dwnoon@××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 15:06:28
Message-Id: 20110601160415.32433632@karnak.local
1 On Wed, 01 Jun 2011 02:00:01 +0200, Peter Humphrey wrote about Re:
2 [gentoo-user] Cleaning redundant configuration files:
4 >On Wednesday 01 June 2011 00:14:04 Neil Bothwick wrote:
5 [snip]
6 >> A customised file contains an investment of the user's time, a
7 >> generic file does not. That investment may be small or great, but it
8 >> is not for portage to determine that value and remove the file
9 >> without the user's consent.
10 >
11 >Personally, I'd be livid if portage were to remove my carefully
12 >crafted work from time immemorial, without so much as a by-your-leave.
13 >Anyone who wants to delete his own work is free to do so, but the rest
14 >of us ought not to be required to suffer it.
16 We are talking about the deletion of an entire package, not an upgrade
17 or rebuild. Why do you want to keep customized configuration files
18 from a package that you are deleting?
20 Moreover, we are considering it as an on/off option. You can set yours
21 to "off" if you want.
22 --
23 Regards,
25 Dave [RLU #314465]
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27 dwnoon@××××××××.com (David W Noon)
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