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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] Six non-Gentoo installs
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:14:25
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] Six non-Gentoo installs by Grant Edwards
1 On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:39 PM, Grant Edwards
2 <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com> wrote:
3 > On 2014-10-15, Alec Ten Harmsel <alec@××××××××××××××.com> wrote:
4 >
5 >> The main problem (imnho) is that you think CentOS cares about
6 >> configurability/multiple ways of doing things.
7 >
8 > Oh, I don't think that -- it's pretty obvious that in the RedHat
9 > world, choice is not an option. It's one prix fixe menu, and you can
10 > either eat what's set in front of you or go hungry.
11 >
13 I can see the potential benefits of that. It sounds a bit like the
14 whole convention over configuration approach. As long as the
15 convention works, it does greatly simplify things.
17 One thing I do like is the trend towards putting default configs in
18 /usr and using /etc more for overrides. If everything went that way
19 (and we stuck stuff like /var/lib/portage/world in /etc) then you
20 could have an /etc with 20 short files in it that reflected all the
21 tweaking you did to a system from a generic install. Sure, I love
22 config protection and etc-keeper and the like, but I'd like it still
23 better if etc wasn't such a mix.
25 I'd really love it if I could dump 20 files in /etc and run emerge
26 -uDNv world and end up with a system identical to the one those 20
27 files were copied from.
29 --
30 Rich


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] Six non-Gentoo installs thegeezer <thegeezer@×××××××××.net>
[gentoo-user] Re: [OT] Six non-Gentoo installs Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>