On Wed May 15, 2002 at 09:55:42PM +0300, Maxim Sobolev wrote: > The Anarcat wrote: > > > > [putting anti-flame on]
s/on/suit on/ > To invite a normal discussion you should at least provide the > following information: Well, I expected people to look at the port, but I'll provide more information here. > - What `rclean' is for? " rclean provides a command-line tool to order and clean content of rc.conf, using option order from /etc/defaults/rc.conf and printing only choices that were different by the default value in /etc/rc.conf. Output is customizable from "only used values" to "full listing". WWW: http://www.lapo.it/rclean/ " > - Why do you think it could be useful in base system? Well, that part is more personal, but I think it could remove the tendency people have of complaining about the current /etc/defaults scheme. There has been a few threads about problems arising when /etc/defaults/rc.conf was getting updated. I think rclean might help solve those problems, in the same spirit mergemaster helps managing configuration file changes. > Your assumption that the list readers know answers to those two > questions (or would care enough to dig for the answers by themselves) > is incorrect and entitles you not to flamewar but to "ugh, what this > is all about?" reaction from their part and likely to the complete > lack of any discussion at all as a result. I wonder what's best after all. ;) I must admit I was being a bit blunt by just challenging people to put this in base, somehow assuming everything should go in. In other words, the question is: "Why should this go in base?" rather than: "Why isn't this in base?" My apologies. A. -- Un éducateur dans l'âme ne prend rien au sérieux que par rapport à ses disciples -- soi-même non excepté. - Nietzsche, "Par delà le bien et le mal"
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