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Re: The Strengths and Weakness of Fedora/RHEL OS management

On Sat, 1 Apr 2006, Callum Lerwick wrote:

On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 14:43 -0800, Shane Stixrud wrote:
Please don't imply I give one wit if elektra is the correct solution or
not, because I don't.  My only interest is in discovering why this problem
hasn't already been solved and if anyone has a clue as to what the correct
solution would look like.

I'm still not convinced that there's a problem in need of solving here.

What would it take to convince you?

The limitations around automating/scripting system changes without replacing whole config files is one problem. How about the differing syntax between most applications without a technical need, some of which have horrid syntax. The impracticality of programs sharing configuration elements with each other without each application being aware of every other applications magic syntax. The impossibility of having an automated system for saving and reverting changes without saving whole config files after every change and then figuring out what changed and why. Or how about the fact developing configuration guis/tools is many orders of magnitude more difficult when their is no consistent config file standard?


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