Am 29.09.20 um 12:04 schrieb Richard Brown:
Yes, /etc/* might contain user-supplied stale values
after an upgrade.
But that's fine. /etc/* should be considered _user data_. It's the
user's domain, let them put old nonsense in there, or broken nonsense.
In the same way we shouldn't be tinkering with what users put in their
/home, we should leave /etc well alone and trust in the user to be able
to manage that themselves properly.
With /usr/etc providing a pristine reference point, it
should always be
easy for users to evaluate their custom configurations for things that
can be removed or optimised.
So what about YaST? Where would YaST bootloader module write its
To /usr/etc/default/grub? No, that's package's domain
to /etc/default/grub? No, that's my (user's) domain
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