Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc vs. /etc
To: None <>
From: Dr. Lex Wennmacher <wennmach@geo.Uni-Koeln.DE>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/11/1998 13:56:04

what about the following proposal:

We distinguish between per-pkg config files and per-host config files. Per-pkg
config files would typically be installed into $(PREFIX)/etc and $(PREFIX)/var
while per-host config files would be installed into /etc and /var.
ssh_host_key is an example for a per-host file.

One then could add an `install-client' target to the package make files to
install the per-host config files on clients importing a /usr/pkg tree from a
file server.

-- Lex

Dr. Alexandre Wennmacher
Institut fuer Geophysik und Meteorologie         wennmach@geo.Uni-Koeln.DE
Universitaet zu Koeln                            phone  +49 221 470 - 3387
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