[Pkg-exim4-users] minor comment on exim README.Debian

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Sun Dec 11 01:13:33 UTC 2005

On Sat, Dec 10, 2005 at 06:32:51PM -0500, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> The README.Debian says
> Benefits of the split configuration approach:
>    * it means less work for you when upgrading. If we shipped one big file
>      and modified for example the Maildir transport in a new version you
>      won't have to do manual conffile merging unless you had changed
>      exactly _this_ transport.
>    * It allows other packages (e.g. sa-exim) to modify exim's
>      configuration by shipping files in /etc/exim4/conf.d.
> Benefits of the unsplit configuration approach:
>    * It is more fragile. If I add optionfoo=bar to the Debian setup of
>      a later version, and you have already set this option in a local
>      file, exim will break with the new version until you manually
>      correct this.
> I think the latter paragraph is a little unclear. How is it a benefit that 
> the unsplit configuration is more fragile? Is it talking about the split 
> configuration here?
>                                                                Faheem.
I'm pretty sure the "It is more fragile" section describes the split
configuration.  The benefit of unsplit is that it doesn't suffer this

I agree that the sections you quote are unclear.

Ross Boylan

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