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/etc /usr/etc: solution?

Vadim Vygonets writes:
 > Let's come to a solution.
 > There are two variants (speaking of the packages which live in /usr):
 > 1. Have config files in /usr/etc and that's it.
 > 2. Have config files in /usr/etc, but search /etc first (i.e., write a
 > statically-linked lib to do it -- I will).

I would tend to add my filesystem-extension-base, even if it seems
unrealistic for now. Who knows...

 > The policy about which config files should live in /usr/etc and which
 > ones in /etc is approx like this:
 > 2. If the program lives in /usr but its config files have to be
 > machine-local, and it's widely agreed in other Unices to have config
 > files in root partition, they should live in /etc.  Examples: inetd,
 > sendmail, svgamode, dosemu, XF86Config, gpm...  What about mime.types?
 > I think this one too.

I do not. What about the mime.types updating script, whose name I
can't remember ?

Yann Dirson <dirson@univ-mlv.fr>

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