Re: [PATCH] Allow storing mc configuration in /etc/mc

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 04:09:00PM +0300, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
> On Thu, 18 May 2006, Jindrich Novy wrote:
> >On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 23:36 +0300, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
> >>I think the patch is pretty straigth forward. I am not really sure
> >>that we want to check both mc_home and mc_home_alt though. Anyway,
> >>if noone objects I'll commit this patch.
> >
> >I would keep both checks for a while to not to break mc when someone
> >decides he wants the configs in one place as it used to be
> >(/usr/share/mc). On the other hand we could remove the dual checks
> >after some time when the most of the mc users are aware of the
> >change. I can write a patch for it as well then.
> I don't want to start a big discussion about it - either way it is
> acceptable. I just occured to me that it may be confusing for the end
> user if both paths are checked.
you bet it is. for example, suse-packaged kdm has a long track record of
confusing the hell out of users with this approach.
i'd much prefer a clean switch to sysconfdir, which is presumably what
the debian packaging does.

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