Subject: Re: Machine-specific config dirs
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/13/1998 16:46:16
On Thu, 13 Aug 1998, Todd Vierling wrote:

> I think you missed the point that perry doesn't care about:  pkgs using /etc
> are littering /etc, and there isn't a clean way of knowing what /etc files
> affect pkgs, and which ones are for the base system.
> I proposed /etc/pkg/... which doesn't preclude having them in /etc
> (obviously, they are in /etc).


Personally, I prefer to have them littering etc. I've found it very
helpful in instances where I upgrade an old version of a program
I compiled with a package, or vice versa. It keeps me from having
to move config files around.

Most of these files, I take it, are ones that the package system
would not be touching after the initial install away, and wouldn't
be removing on deinstall (unless their MD5 hashs are unchanged).


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