Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc vs. /etc
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tim Rightnour <email@example.com>
Date: 12/11/1998 09:01:49
On 11-Dec-98 Manuel Bouyer spoke unto us all:
# That's not a good argument. Having to install a package on every machine is
# a pain.
# What I do here for our student room is that I set up properly a machine
# and then use rdist - this allows me to do even binary upgrades very easily,
# and I have a centralised base for all these ~30 machines.
# The result is that /usr/pkg is not shared, but it looks like it was.
I highly disagree. I nfs mount all of /usr/pkg on all 6-7 of my i386 boxes
here.. and have never had a problem. In fact the only difficult thing was
setting up ssh. And I did that quite easily by doing a make install on each
host. The bins were allready built, so it just reinstalled them, and did the
/etc magic for me. I have absolutely no problems with sharing /usr/pkg in this
manner.. have no real desire to see scorefiles and configs shared (I *want*
each host to be different, they *do* different things). If I wanted them
shared, I know how to use ln, I dont need the pkg system forcing it down my
Just my two cents.
Tim Rightnour - firstname.lastname@example.org
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