config best practice

Egbert egbert at
Fri Jun 20 16:10:28 UTC 2014

Thanks all who replied with good advice. I think I'll go for the (short)
local.conf solution. I don't like messing around with all separate files
in conf.d. As long as they don't conflict with my settings, it will be OK.

Egbert Jan

Charles Marcus schreef op 19-6-2014 15:55:
> On 6/19/2014 4:54 AM, Jiri Bourek <bourek at> wrote:
>> For example, let's say you have single config file and only single
>> line differs from default configuration - say "auth_verbose". When
>> you upgrade, the packaging system tells you "the configuration was
>> changed" and you need to either manually figure out all changes and
>> apply them to your configuration or lose your own configuration
>> changes (or attempt a 3-way merge) 
> I prefer putting all of mine in one file in conf.d named
> 99-myconfig.conf.
> This causes this file to be loaded last, so it overwrites any settings
> defined in the other config files.
> Charles

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