Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM, David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com>
>>>On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 1:13 PM, David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com>
>>>> Will this not conflict with folks that supply their own gitconfig?
>>> You mean people that provide their own ETC_GITCONFIG? If you mean
>> distributions, their packaging would override /etc/gitconfig, if you
>> mean people that have already a /etc/gitconfig, packaging systems
>> usually save the old one so they can solve the conflict manually
>> /etc/gitconfig.pacsave). So no, it would not conflict.
>> Yuck. Yes, that one. I package my own /etc/gitconfig (as we have long
>advertised as the "way to do it")
>You package /etc/gitconfig *outside* the git package? I don't see how
>that could have been ever advertised as the way to do it.

Okay so how exactly are we supposed to do it?  Duh, rpm is the right choice for 
redhat systems. 

>Users don't package /etc/gitconfig outside git.

Wrong. Existence proof: me. 

>>>> I like the idea. Docs?  Also, should this not be done in the C side
>so that we don't waste time reading the config, and also prevent users
>from overriding these?
>>> But we want them to be easily readable, and possibly allow
>> distributions to easily modify them.
>> In that case I take it back -- I dont like that approach.  We want
>consistency, not divergence. This encourages the former.
>So you think we have more consistency right now? We don't even have a
>predefined /etc/gitconfig, that creates more inconsistency, as
>everybody's configs and aliases are very very different.
>This patch would definitely make things more consistent.

We don't need this patch to allow distros to modify aliases. Likewise, allowing 
the aliases to diverge is less consistent. Do it at a lower level. 

I also agree with Junio's notes about "ci". Something short that can add and 
remove from the index would be nice. 

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