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Re: config(5) break down

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 08:01:31PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> But recompiling things isn't a complex unautomated procedure, it's a
> complex automated procedure, and not really that much different from
> other complex automated procedures like binary updates.

 The difference here is that a binary update is changing one particular
machine and updating some other machine obviously won't have the intended
effect, but recompiling things does the exact same thing regardless of
where you do it, so having multiple people do it seems like a waste of

> Nor is it necessarily slow; building a kernel doesn't take any longer
> than booting Vista...

Maybe on your machine.  On mine it's still quite a bit slower than just
editing a config file.


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