Subject: Re: use of share vs lib
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/31/1998 11:23:10
Alan Barrett writes:
> 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).

Using /usr/pkg/etc/ pretty much precludes sharing /usr/ on multiple
machines if the config files in /usr/pkg/etc are machine dependent,
aren't they? (remember, /usr/ is supposed to be sharable within an

> 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. 
> --apb (Alan Barrett)