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RE: configuration file placement



On 31-Jan-99 John Travers wrote:
> The program I am packaging defaults to putting its configuration files in
> /usr/share/packagename/... along with an example file and a pixmap. How can I
> make the configuration file and example go to /etc/packagename... but leave
> the pixmap in the /usr/share... directory? (I know how I could install it
> there, but how do I make the program look there?)
> 

You may have to edit the program's code.  This has been a problem for several
packages.

Personally I do not think EVERY package belongs in /etc.  Sytem control, sure. 
But small things, no.  I am aware of the current policy, but I think a strict
"everything goes here" is bound to have problems.


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