On Thursday 27 May 2010 22:35:07 Hartmut Noack wrote:
The "special" reason is:
If several packages modify one file, its very hard to track the changes. Yo=
might want to purge packages with all their configuration later...
So its better if each package adds its own file to a directory and all thes=
files get parsed.
The same is done in /etc/apache2, in /etc/modprobe.d, in /etc/cron.[hourly|
daily|weekly|monthly] and many more. Its not a new and unknown method at al=
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