Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc vs. /etc (and /var too).
To: <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/11/1998 13:34:05
On Thu, 10 Dec 1998 22:49:47 +0100 (MET)  Christoph Badura wrote:

> (Simon Burge) writes:
> >This is sort of similar to the discussion on score files we had a
> >week or two ago.  I think the consensus then was that /usr/pkg/var
> >could be a symlink to /var for the people who wanted to share /usr/pkg
> >around.
> I counted two votes in favor of /usr/pkg/var and two in favor of plain old
> /var.  But maybe I missed a message.

Ok, here's what I can see from the messages I've kept (sorted by surname
order to remove any bais ;):

	Christoph Badura   /var
	Simon Burge        ${PREFIX}/var
	Tim Rightnour      /var      
	Curt Sampson       /var
	Ty Sarna           /var
	Todd Vierling      ${PREFIX}/var 

Please forgive me if I've miscounted someone's "vote".

So, it seems to be 4 for /var and 2 for ${PREFIX}/var.  To be honest
(and as I've already mentioned, I first tried /var), I don't really care
which, just as long as most people agree.

I suspect that in general, the same people are going to have the same
preferences for the /etc issue, although I too am in the /etc and not
${PREFIX/etc camp.  _If_ /etc is the final decision, the question of
rc.d type files still comes up - would it be acceptable to have both
configuration files in /etc and startup files in ${PREFIX}/etc/rc.d ?