[MC] Disabling overrides?
renggli at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 20:29:22 UTC 2006
>>>> I just screwed myself so unbelievably badly by running into all
>>>> the evilness of using overrides in Monticello that I'm starting
>>>> to believe in ripping them out of MC alltogether. As a first
>>>> step, I'd like (just for my own sanity) to disable them in a way
>>>> that makes override categories behave just like regular extension
>>>> categories (e.g., both marking the original package as dirty and
>>>> not trying to restore anything when loaded). What's the easiest
>>>> way to achieve that?
I would say: just don't use overrides. This is simple and does not
need any further work. Monticello is very strong at merging, so my
policy is to fork all external packages and to do necessary changes
directly in there. Later on you can easily update the external
packages by merging back in the latest versions. This practice works
much better for me than using overrides.
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