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
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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