[SM-Discuss] Testing of devel ISO 20080322
BearPerson at gmx.net
Tue Apr 15 04:38:35 EDT 2008
David Kowis <dkowis at shlrm.org> wrote:
> Karsten Behrmann wrote:
>> Eric Sandall <eric at sandall.us> wrote:
>>> * The default installed /etc/fstab is missing some common entries, such as:
>> I figured fstab was getting a bit cluttery for new users.
>> That's why there's a default /etc/fstab containing only what you'll
>> need on a canonical install, and an extra /etc/fstab.example from
>> which you can copy/paste any extra lines when you need them.
> Bleck. I don't particularly like that. Unless it doesn't leave an extra
> file laying around in /etc ...
Maybe an /etc/examples/ or /usr/share/doc/examples/ (bleh) populated
The reason I don't like crunching all the examples into one file is
that it's a long read.
It doesn't matter as much with files like fstab, in which order is pretty
much irrelevant and you can just go
# ===== examples below this line, skip on first read =====
On the other hand, when you're a new user editing his lilo.conf, I'd
certainly not want to have to delete a bunch of lines to get it to work
(neccessary with the current lilo.conf.example), and I'd rather not have
to read through hundreds of lines documenting obscure features until I
find the line where I put that "append=noapic" that makes my box boot.
So in summary, I think we serve new (or hasty) users better if our default
files are a small and essential, and all the "reference" stuff is put
somewhere where you don't need to scroll through just to get your system
Just My Humble Opinion, of course.
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