Am 29.09.20 um 12:04 schrieb Richard Brown:
Yes, /etc/* might contain user-supplied stale
values after an
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
In the same way we shouldn't be tinkering with what users put in
/home, we should leave /etc well alone and trust in the user to be
to manage that themselves properly.
With /usr/etc providing a pristine reference
point, it should
easy for users to evaluate their custom configurations for things
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
I'd say /etc/default/grub : YaST is working on behalf on the user.
It is "just" a nicer UI to /etc/default/grub than vi/emacs ;)
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