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Re: /etc /usr/etc: solution?

On Thu, 3 Jul 1997, Yann Dirson wrote:

> > 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...

What's filesystem-extension-base?

> > 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 ?

You're right.  It's standard to keep mime.types in /etc.


Vadim Vygonets * vadik@cs.huji.ac.il * vadik@debian.org * Unix admin
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