Re: build vs install
On Tue 09 Apr 2019 at 20:25:20 (+0100), Brad Rogers wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 14:58:22 -0400 Lee <ler762@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >OK - good to know. Somehow I'd got the impression that systemd was
> >moving to a windows registry type thing for config data instead of
> I've no idea about that. I don't think systemd is really relevant to
> the topic under discussion here, though.
> >keeping it in plain text files.
> For some years now, Grub (well, Grub2) has used a binary format for
Really, which ones? I can't find any.
> Lilo has for done so for even longer, of course. Mozilla
> stores much of its application and config data in SQlite databases, as do
> other organisations. Ever more things are making use of XML in a
> similar way. Obviously, that's still human readable(1).
> (1) Well, that is to say, humans can view it in a text editor rather
> than a binary file viewer/editor. Whether the content makes any sense to
> the reader is another matter entirely, of course. :-)