Bug#524953: incorrect location for mplayer.conf in debconf message

Adrian Knoth adi at drcomp.erfurt.thur.de
Tue Apr 21 07:32:52 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 09:09:15AM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:

[Note: only via ML to keep the BTS clean]

> > asked if I wanted to diff it. When I did, I saw the following path
> > given for system wide mplayer config: /usr/local/etc/mplayer.conf .
> > Here is the diff:
> Yes, the current mplayer package installs the unmodified upstream
> example configuration in /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf. What itch does
> this cause for you?

Don't know if I understand the motivation, but as I user, I'd be
confused to read another path in the config file.

If I'm facing a bug and check the config files, when reading
"/usr/local/etc is also important", I'd check this location, too, then
copy mplayer.conf over, tweak things there and get frustrated, because
nothing happens.

(I guess /usr/local/etc/mplayer.conf isn't read, at least that's how it
seems to be from a short test)

In other words: inconsistencies and contradicting pathnames.
Documentation should reflect the actual system configuration. This also
holds true for the manpage, which could use some clarification in the


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