Re: Bug#57218: /usr/local erased
On 8 Feb 2000, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Michael" == Michael Beattie <email@example.com> writes:
> Michael> On Mon, Feb 07, 2000 at 09:33:35AM +0100, Torsten Landschoff wrote:
> >> Does somebody have an idea what I can do to fix this?
> Michael> How about not using /usr/local/ ?
> That may be a really bad idea, if ghostscript allows for local
> configuration and input files to be put in /usr/local.
I thought that *configuration* files should be put into /etc/gs
> If that is the
> case (like /usr/local/share/emacs/site-list and TeTeX's site-tex, or
> whatever it is called), removing the directories may be detrimental
> to the ease of use of the package. Surely we can create packages that
> do not remove /usr/local/ dirs, while still creasting and using them?
We could even create packages that USE /usr/local/ dirs while NEITHER
*creating* nor *removing* them --- just document them! :-)
I don't care too much, but creating empty directories on the off-chance
that someone will put something in them is contrary to my aesthetics.