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Re: Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]



On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 11:54 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 10:40 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > We are badly in need of system-config-udev. I spent several hours
> > understanding udev adn building rules for my sound cards and tv cards.
> > I hadn't done a yum update on my F7 box for weeks/months (lazyness)
> > did one this week, and it apperently just blew away my custom udev
> > config
> 
> Hell no. We are in badly need of this crap just working out of the box.
> Throwing configuration / options at the problem will only make it worse.
> Trying to explain this to people is apparently impossible since people
> keep proposing stupid configuration tools with "unbreak my system"
> options.

There's the bad idea that everything under /etc/ is configurable, but in
reality these rules are "program data" and ideally should go into /share
if that existed (which would avoid people thinking they're meant to
touch that stuff, hopefully).

Nils
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