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Re: It's Huntin' Season

On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 05:55:17PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:

> Those site-start.d files are only things that make the program (which
> resides elsewhere) runnable by emacs users.  Putting those things there is
> exactly parallel to putting a binary in /bin: it changes what commands are
> otherwise available, but doesn't do anything else.

The site-start.d files are much closer to /etc/init.d/* than /bin.  They
contain instructions run at startup (system startup and emacs startup,
respectively) to initialize installed packages.  The packaged bits are still
there whether these instructions are executed or not.  Since this
initialization behaviour sometimes needs to be modified by the
administrator, they should be configuration files.  That means placing them
in /etc and preserving user modifications.

 - mdz

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