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From "Dirk-Willem van Gulik \(kim\)" <di...@webweaving.org>
Subject Re: [Patch] chown-ing/chgrp-ing proxycachedir.
Date Tue, 06 Apr 1999 15:37:10 GMT
"Ralf S. Engelschall" wrote:
> 
> In article <37091E8F.4C49BBCB@webweaving.org> you wrote:
> 
> >[...]
> >> 5. Removed the "opening ..." and "server configured to run with 'guessed'
> >>    user..." message because I think they confuse people because they don't
> >>    understand it while installing (one need to know the background of the
> >>    uid/gid switch because of the User/Group directives).
> >
> > But then.. a different opinion :-) I kind of put the warnings in as this
> > is a place where we are either 'guessing' or, behold!, knowingly insert
> > a value which we know to be wrong/not supported.
> >
> > In other words; there is non deterministic magic at work ! (Still linear
> > magic though).
> >
> > Now how does that sit phylosofical/ethical ?
> 
> Yes, sounds reasonable, of course. My main concern is just that it's a little
> bit inconsistent. When we give out warnings we should either do it for _all_
> those guessing situations or for _none_ of them. Just doing a warning for a
> single guessing situation is inconsistent IMHO and only confuses the user.
> 
But we seem to do very little guessing else-where ? I mean which is as
exposed as this to the admin level config files. (i.e. above the level
of include files.) Which ones can  you think of ? Perhaps just a warning
somewhere in the INSTALL file would suffice.

Dw

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