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