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Re: [opensuse] Re: starting the virtualbox virtual machines automatically
On 12/26/2011 9:12 PM, Anton Aylward wrote:

kdmrc in fact turns out to posses 2 properties I posited.

1) There is in fact a file in /etc that generates it or is layered onto it. Or rather, is supposed to.

2) The kdm package has been broken for years and people have been requesting it be fixed for years, specifically that kdmrc be moved back into /etc where any such file belongs because the /etc/sysconfig file is insufficient. It was there originally, then coolo@suse moved it. As well as a different problem that the suse/yast kdmrc editor and sysconfig overlay/regenerator is broken and should be disabled, after which the kde native editor works properly.

So you're right. You do need that file. It qualifies as system config data that isn't sourced from /etc. But only because the kdm package is faulty, not because it's the official intended behavior.

It does not mean "There are configs and user files all over the place
anyways so it's fine to write your own hand made files in /lib/foo"

I didn't say that.
I didn't say anything like that.
I didn't say anything that implied that.

What you said to jdd looked exactly like that to me.

But I'm thinking maybe you just didn't hear him the same way I did. I didn't think jdd thought he would break hist system, or that he wouldn't know how to manually write a file in /lib and get the job done, just that he thought it was probably bad practice in general, and not something one should officially recommend or document, and one of those reasons was it breaks the expectation that backing up /etc will back up everything in the way of host config, and I absolutely agree on both points.

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