[Frugalware-devel] some comment about the config-handling
mamajom at axelero.hu
Thu Mar 24 00:36:49 CET 2005
Krisztian VASAS wrote:
> I think all of us made at least once a Frugalware upgrade (pacman -Syu).
> I think all of us made smaller/bigger changes on the config files, as I
> did for the first time after install. Well, if you upgrade your system,
> you can find surely a package which overwrites your chages in the config
> file. I've met several times with this problem (at iptables upgrade, at
> [gkx]dm upgrade and so on) and I think we should speak about this.
i would separate two problems: the problem of desktop managers and other
config files. handling the configuration of desktop files might be
confusing for people, and there are problems with it
secondly, handling other config files (like iptables) have already been
fixed since if the md5 of the old, the current and the new config file
are dirrent, then pacman will _not_ overwrite that file.
> For the first time I offer to discuss the problem of the desktop
> managers. The current version is not complicated for the developers, but
> can be wrong for the users. In my opinion we should create rc.[gkx]dm
> files and put a post_install method to the FrugalBuild scripts, which
> asks the user what to do: change this dm to default or leave the current
> setting. If the user choses the change, the script rewrites the link to
> the good rc file. Or something like this. The Debian solved this quiet
> good, I think we should learn about these older distros...
imho a config utility (xdmconfig, or so) should be created to detect the
currently installed dm-s and to activate one of them (it would use
chkconfig, and would disable all dm-s except the selected)
if a desktop manager installed, the post_install would run the utility
to select the just installed dm.
udv / greetings,
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