Subject: Re: use of share vs lib
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/31/1998 04:54:34
On 31-Jul-98 Alan Barrett spoke unto us all:
#  Tim Rightnour <> said:
# > share:
# >         all things MI.  Readmes, sound files, levels, config files,
# >         pixmaps,
# >         graphics, etc etc.
#  Surely not config files?  They are usually host-specific, and should go
#  in etc (/usr/pkg/etc).

I suppose that would be where configs go..  (sigh)  ;)

#  BTW, hier(7) does not document the convention that the whole of /usr
#  (except for /usr/{local,pkg}/etc) should be shareable across multiple
#  machines of the same architecture via read-only mounts, and that
#  /usr{/local,/pkg,}/share should be shareable across multiple machines of
#  different architectures via read-only mounts. 

Making it read-only is definately going to break games that want to write to
thier high score files.

Tim Rightnour    -