Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/{etc,share}; /var/db/pkg
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/01/1998 13:13:56
[ On Fri, July 31, 1998 at 14:19:20 (-0400), Todd Vierling wrote: ]
> Subject: /usr/pkg/{etc,share}; /var/db/pkg
> However, /var/db/pkg is actually not as bad as you may think.  After all,
> there is /var/cron/tabs, which really would be better handled under /etc
> with this reasoning.

With the exception of /etc/passwd and the related /etc/*.db files, and
possibly /etc/aliases.db, no files in /etc/ are edited only by programs
(i.e. never edited by humans).  All files in /var are created and/or
edited by programs and should probably never be edited by humans.

							Greg A. Woods

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