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

Bill Mitchell writes:
 > 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 shared lib for it
 > > is ridiculous, as is adding it to libc *shrug*.

I'm not sure here to understand what you mean anout libc.

 > 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.

This argument is IMHO in favour of inclusion of this hypothetical
"confopen" into libc. I tend to support it, until further arguments...

Yann Dirson <dirson@univ-mlv.fr>

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