[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#409434: Bug#388616: Can reports of serious policy violations be downgraded to important?

Anthony DeRobertis anthony at derobert.net
Sat Feb 24 06:07:20 CET 2007

Romain Beauxis wrote:
> Now here is my anwser:
> I do not feel apropriate to correcet this bug and here is why :
> * The configuration file is not located in /etc and this is a policy 
> violation, that is a fact. However, this configuration file is linked in /etc 
> so that the administrator can locate it when he needs it. 

Except the administrator is probably backing up /etc expecting that to
back up his config. I've always understood the requirement for
configuration files to be placed in /etc to be more for things like
backups, config change tracking & notifications (often used when there
are multiple admins), etc.

Having configuration files in /etc is important for many reasons other
than making them easy to find.

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