Subject: Re: HylaFAX woes
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/11/1995 19:52:31
>> Didn't look very closely, did you?
>I'm not sure if it matters; binaries don't belong in /var/spool.

Why not?  (Not meaning to get into a flame war, just curious).

>umm, the daemons should go in /usr/local/libexec, if they're invoked
>by other programs (e.g. inetd), or /usr/local/sbin, if they're invoked
>from rc.  the 'backend' programs, since they are probably
>program-invoked, belong in /usr/local/libexec, as well.
>think about this for a minute: say you manage an FTP server for your
>department's NetBSD/i386 machines...  You export /usr/local/, so that
>local software packages are easily available.  So people who want the
>'backend' programs have to get them specially?  no.

Well, in this case, the backends are completely useless unless you're on
the fax server (they consist of the programs that actually talk to the modems).

Of course, nobody's forcing you to take the defaults - you can always compile
it yourself and configure it wherever you want to.