Re: Proposal: /etc /usr/etc /usr/local/etc
Brian White writes:
> > Well, it could be as simple as a few changes to libc's open() function.
> > I'm not sure we could still call it a "pretty" solution then, but it
> > sure will be an easy and feasable one!
> Modifying "open()" directly would probably work quite well, but it could
> have unforseen side effects.
Yes it's quite dirty, but might be a temporary solution waiting for
all packages to use confopen()... as to the side-effects, I don't
> > > > 3. Making the programs in Debian first seek for conffile in /etc, then
> > > > in /usr/etc (Yann's Solution)
> > > > 3.a Write a function which will do it (Yann's Solution 1)
> > > > 3.b Write a driver that will do it (Yann't Solution 2)
> > >
> > > Nice, "pretty" solution.
> > >
> > > Let's face it, though. There is no way we're going to get 200+ maintainers
> > > to go in and modify every package they maintain to use this function.
Well, that's why I suggested what Vadim calls solution "3.b"...
Yann Dirson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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