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Re: Policy Suggestion - User Configuration Files

On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 01:08:45PM +0200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> su, 05-01-2003 kello 03:21, Jamin W. Collins kirjoitti:
> > So, what do you folks think?  Would it be worth while to have a Debian
> > policy regarding the placement of user configuration files in a
> > configuration sub directory of the user's home dir?
> Speaking as a user, I'd hate this change. It would mean, for example,
> that if my $HOME is NFS-mounted on several machines, running different
> versions of Debian, on some hosts programs would look for $HOME/.foo, on
> others they would look for $HOME/etc/foo. This isn't going to work all
> that well. If I had a time machine, I might go back to the 1970's and
> tell the Unix creators to create $HOME/etc for each user, but by now
> it's too late.

Hear, hear. I forgot about that in my earlier reply, but it would
seriously affect me at work, where I use two releases of Debian, Debian
unstable, various other GNU/Linux distributions, and at least half a
dozen brands of proprietary Unix.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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