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Re: Bug#57218: /usr/local erased

On 8 Feb 2000, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

> >>"Michael" == Michael Beattie <mickyb@es.co.nz> 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
(/etc/ghostscript?), no?

>  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.


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