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

Steve Lamb grey at dmiyu.org
Wed May 21 17:20:03 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 21, 2008 10:14 am, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> What the heck is the advantage of text file-based configs supposed to be
> if nobody is allowed to touch them with an editor? Might just as well be
> binary blobs then.

    We can edit them through Perl, Python or shell scripts.  Those are fine.
 But an actual text editor is verboten.  And no, I'm being serious since
at one point he did say if we didn't like the configuration tool this is
OSS and we can always alter it to suit our needs.  In short he has an
irrational objection to system administrators while having irrational
faith in programmers.  He forgets, of course, that many system
administrators are also programmers.  ;)

Steve Lamb

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