Bug#2409: xbase always asks question about xdm, and conffiles prompt
Chris Fearnley writes ("Re: Bug#2409: xbase always asks question about xdm, and conffiles prompt"):
> Is there a scratch directory where packages can store [...]
> information [like whether to start xdm]? Something like
> /etc/configs? I find the clutter in /etc with papersize and so on
> too complicating. I'd prefer a subdirectory of /etc where this type
> of info can be stored. Red Hat uses a subdirectory /etc/sysconfig.
> I much prefer their approach here.
/etc only contains system configuration files already, so making a
subdirectory of it named `sysconfig' is probably a bad idea :-).
What distinction did you want to make between files or directories
that ought to be in /etc itself and those you wanted in the
That will hopefully help tell us what the directory ought to be