Re: Proposal: /etc /usr/etc /usr/local/etc
Vadim Vygonets writes:
> On Thu, 3 Jul 1997 J.R.Blaakmeer@student.utwente.nl wrote:
> > Maybe dpkg should ask at installation time if a config file will be
> > computer-specific or site-wide. In the case of a site-wide config file it
> > would place a diversion for all files in /etc to /usr/etc and place the
> > right symlinks. The script I mentioned above would update all
> > workstations. Of course this behaviour of dpkg would be a feature that
> > has to be turned on or else everyone who is using Debian on a standalone
> > computer will be asked those questions every time. And of course the
> > question would not be asked again if a package is upgraded to the next
> > version.
> Huh. This is not the solution. Again and again and again: look at
> other Unices.
Hmm. I don't like your argument here: it's not just because other
unices do something that we will do it, but rather because we have a
technical reason... :)
> Once the machine is installed, you just don't touch the
> root partition on it.
However, the hability of beeing able to leave alone the root partition
of hundreds of machines IS one. OK.
Yann Dirson <email@example.com>
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