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Date:      Sat, 15 Feb 2020 08:38:48 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Technological advantages over Linux
Message-ID:  <20200215083848.ca1d5b3d463e50da5947a381@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <20200215064911.GF1482@admin.sibptus.ru>
References:  <20200214121620.GA80657@admin.sibptus.ru> <BAF0D681-7C95-419E-A49C-993F0EA39748@kicp.uchicago.edu> <20200214195430.25365f87@moonstudio> <7371554e-82a3-a7aa-b764-ae2627e241d3@kicp.uchicago.edu> <20200214203134.17f6d4bd@moonstudio> <20200215064911.GF1482@admin.sibptus.ru>

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On Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:49:11 +0700
Victor Sudakov <vas@sibptus.ru> wrote:

> Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> > 
> > An update never ever would replace /etc/foo.conf . On Arch Linux it
> > would be stored as /etc/foo.conf.pacnew , almost all Linux distros
> > provide such a solution, but the admin is screwed, if an update does
> > add a file to /etc/foo.d/ .
> 
> FreeBSD has taken this path too (looking at /etc/rc.conf.d/, /etc/cron.d
> and numerous others).

	FreeBSD has used this approach to carefully separate default
configuration from user provided configuration - the directories are
generally for sysadmins the files for the distribution.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>



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