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



bcwhite@verisim.com (Brian White)  wrote on 07.07.97 in <33C1214F.652F31D5@verisim.com>:

> > > > 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, 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.

It would affect every program, and thus have approximately the same effect  
as a hard link from /etc to /usr/etc.

Not a good idea, I think.

MfG Kai


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