Bug#552584: file-in-usr-local /usr/local/etc
On Wednesday 28 October 2009, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > The reason for adding a symlink /usr/local/etc/ -> /etc/ can be found
> > in this mail:
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2005/10/msg00111.html. I.e, it
> > avoids noise that may confuse users.
> I don't see anything in that email tht details why /usr/loca/etc
> is needed. perhaps I am being dense and I missed it. Can you elaborate?
In the mean time I've already removed the symlink as it's no longer needed.
The reason it was originally added was that directfb would display an
"error" on VT1 while the installer was booting that said it could not find
its config file there. We were afraid that would confuse people and
possibly result in a lot of BRs from users about it. Adding the symlink
avoided the error.