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Re: Why Elektra is the wrong approach (Was Re: The Strengths and Weakness of Fedora/RHEL OS management)



David Zeuthen <david fubar dk> wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2006, at 2:17 AM, Shane Stixrud wrote:
> > On Mon, 3 Apr 2006, David Zeuthen wrote:
> >
> >> It seems that Elektra simply wants to remap the configuration file
> >> for a piece "software" into a hierarchical key/value database and
> >> I think that's missing the point entirely. First of all you got to
> >> ask yourself whether there should be a configuration of said piece
> >> of software in the first place. If you think really hard about it
> >> you will find that for most pieces of software this is false - you
> >> really don't want any configuration files... Hence you really
> >> don't want nor need Elektra.
> >
> > Software without configuration options what a novel idea... In all
> > seriousness that day will come long after the paperless bathroom....
> 
> My point was that you don't want _configuration files_, of course you
> need configuration for some, even most, pieces of software. Another
> point was that this configuration should be read from either the
> desktop session _or_ some remote LDAP server. Maybe if you read my
> whole mail before replying this would have been clear.

Unless the configuration is gotten by telepathy, it is in a file
somewhere...
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