Re: Proposal: /etc /usr/etc /usr/local/etc
On Mon, 7 Jul 1997, Bill Mitchell wrote:
> 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?
We already change the location of conffiles, documentation and other
files, we already patch programs, we already add debian/ directory to
the source tree... Adding one function (which will come to you ready
from Debian site, or with dpkg-dev package) is IMO not so difficult.
In the beginning, I proposed to just move some into /usr/etc, and
close the deal. But some people didn't agree. Then, think: Yann's
proposal is the most simple, clean and nice of all (except mine,
hehe:). And flexible! Respectful to the good traditions of Unix, and
liberal, at the same time.
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