[LEDE-DEV] replacing files in base system from a package?

Karl Palsson karlp at tweak.net.au
Thu Oct 13 07:45:37 PDT 2016

David Lang <david at lang.hm> wrote:
> I think this is a bad idea, your priority for packages may not
> match someone else's priority, and what happens if someone
> wants something from one package and something else from
> another.
> I could see the ability to say "This package is explicitly
> designed to override files in others" for customization, but
> unless the /files approach has been eliminated, that's a far
> better approach for local customizations.

Using files is a poor choice: 

* It requires forking
* It can't make decisions based on make variables

Both of these are things that in the past were easily met by
packages providing files themselves.

Karl Palsson
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