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Components should be aliasable #112
As discussed at the workshop, several of the general purpose components (filecopy, symlink, dirperm) end up touching many different areas in a configured system.
When testing and debugging production systems it would be helpful to be able to seperate (for example) operating system configuration from application configuration.
The discussion settled on the ability to alias components by way of an extra configuration option, for example:
This would also help alieviate dependency tangling caused by different use-cases require conflicting pre/post dependencies.
Just for the record, a description of use case/workflow discussed during the workshop:
Another possible use of this new feature will be to split the part of the configuration that can be implemented at any run of ncm-ncd and the part that is restricted by some local policy implemented through a ncm-ncd hook.