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Re: Moving rc.d scripts to base.tgz

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 11:48:05PM +0200, Michael van Elst wrote:
 > > > I'll ask you where is the benefit to the user? Or even the developers..
 > > 
 > > Where's the cost?
 > updates easily possible and even supported by the current update process
 > vs. requirement for locally maintained builds. Also the need to adjust
 > your update process.

Yes, if you have custom hackery that can't be committed or configured
(or put in daily.local) and somehow the only such custom hackery you
have is to a handful of files currently in /etc.

Again, how about some examples? We're talking about modifying one of
the existing operations, rather than adding a new one (which could go
in daily.local), and a modification that's so thoroughly local that it
can never be of use to anyone else and doesn't make sense to commit a
way to even configure it... to one of the very prosaic operations
currently in /etc/daily, /etc/security, and /etc/weekly. The more I
think about this the more I wonder if the set of such modifications is
even nonempty.

So again, how about some examples?

David A. Holland

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