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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 <dirson@univ-mlv.fr>

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