[OT] Debian mailinglists [was: RE: Debian or Ubuntu?]

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue May 20 18:01:46 UTC 2008

Mike Bird wrote:

> On Tue May 20 2008 09:08:25 Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Still everybody is thinking in terms of particular deficient tools
>> they've
>> seen.  Of _course_ the config tool needs to be part of the package
>> providing the application, and so must always be in sync.  Given that
>> assumption, it's really rather trivial to ensure that the tool is always
>> capable of modifying every possible configuration setting with every
>> possible value (though rather harder to ensure that it only permits
>> certain combinations).
> This thread is degenerating into hyperbole about virtual worlds.
> Time to show us the source Derek.  Please post a couple of tools
> that you've written that can be used in the manner you advocate
> to maintain my Apache and Postfix configs.

Why?  You wouldn't use them, anyway.  I'm talking about theory and best
practices, and you're acting like a geek who believes that if an idiot end
user can do it, it isn't unix.

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