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Re: Proposal: /etc /usr/etc /usr/local/etc

On Tue, 1 Jul 1997 J.R.Blaakmeer@student.utwente.nl wrote:

> Couldn't you do it the other way around: place the site-wide config files
> in /usr/etc and put symlinks to them in /etc? This way, you could:
> - Still place files that are needed at boot time in /etc
> - Place all config files that are not modified by the workstations in
> /usr/etc.

...and when I need to install another program, I'll need to pass all
the workstations and put a symlink there.  No thanks.

> - Have one workstation that is slightly different from the rest and only
> place the files that are different in /etc instead of the symlink.

What would the difference be?  Different emacs config?  Why?  Let's do
it like in other Unices -- there are plenty of config files in /usr,
and everyone mounts /usr read-only.  What's the problem with Linux,
may I ask?  What's the difference?  For decades we have config files
in /usr on other Unices.


Vadim Vygonets * vadik@cs.huji.ac.il * vadik@debian.org * Unix admin
The fish doesn't think, because the fish knows...  everything.
	-- Arizona Dream

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