Subject: Re: /usr/src/etc/Makefile
To: - Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <cgd@postgres.Berkeley.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 03/28/1994 22:04:56
> More to the point, I don't see any target that would update files in /etc (or
> /dev) if newer ones appear in /usr/src/etc or /usr/src/etc/etc.<arch>.

that's right.  quite frankly, it'd be *stupid* to have such a
'dangerous' target around.

How can we say what files are 'ok' to replace?

for instance, /etc/services:  what if people have added some local
services? then it's not safe to do.  etc.

there's no way to tell what's safe, and what's not, therefore
it's best to just leave it out.