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

On Sat, 5 Jul 1997, Vadim Vygonets wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Jul 1997, Bill Mitchell wrote:
> > If implemented by adding a new confopen() function to libc, 
> Don't add it to libc, please.  Add it to the packages.  And the
> benefits are that you don't touch the root partition after
> installation of new program in /usr, and you keep /etc as clean and
> small as possible.

Doesn't this bring us back to making debian a wierd linux variant
which would require debian-unique coding practices for programs
which use conffiles to work?

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