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

On Fri, 4 Jul 1997, Bill Mitchell wrote:

> On Fri, 4 Jul 1997, Vadim Vygonets wrote:
> > It will (if it will exist) have one function:
> > FILE *confopen(const char *path);
> > It will just try to fopen /etc/path, if it fails -- fopen
> > /usr/etc/path, if it fails, return NULL.  Making a sharedlib for it
> > is ridiculous, as is adding it to libc *shrug*.
> It sounds like this would reduce the chances of a persons with
> debian systeng able to pick up linux-but-not-debian sources and
> having them produce a functioning program with an out-of-the-box
> compile.
> I think we should avoid making debian a wierd variant of linux,
> requiring debian-specific programming practices.

I didn't mean it would be actually a library.  Maybe it will just be a
function whose source will be distributed somehow and people will put
it in the patched programs.  So anyone will be able to compile it on
non-debian boxen.


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