Setup of default configuration files

Christopher Faylor
Tue Jan 7 16:24:00 GMT 2003

On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 10:16:20AM +0100, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
>"John Morrison" <> writes:
>> Christopher and I had a little conversation at the beginning of
>> December.  It occured to me/us that a lot of cygwin packages
>> have postinstall scripts which just copy default versions of
>> configuration files into the correct location if they don't
>> already exist.
>Isn't that an awfully fragile approach?  What about my suggestion

The approach isn't "Everyone must do things this way now".  It's a
convenience for people who provide packages which do not need a lot of
setup.  For instance, I could use this in the man package to conditionally
replace man.conf.


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