[PATCH] 2/2: Associate file locations to newly introduced path variables

Michael Adam ma at sernet.de
Wed Oct 17 20:55:17 GMT 2007

On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 01:09:24PM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> Christian Perrier wrote:
> > If you actually apply both patches, let's be honest: 
> > there will be indeed *no change* for Samba users, when they
> > use the upstream source.
> > 
> > Again, these two patches are not meant to modify Samba's 
> > behaviour wrt files locations: they are meant to *allow*
> > this to happen, if users want to.
> I don't see this as a benefit to users.  Only Debian.  In fact,
> by allowing this, I believe that it will cause more confusion
> than it will help.

Honestly, I always found the choice of places of the files
in question by *other* distros very confusing. It seemed to 
me to be due to a lack of configurability. The way, Debian 
places them, has always been very intuitive to me.

So I would judge this to be a great benefit.

But this is just my feeling about this. Not much of technical 

Cheers - Michael

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