Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc vs. /etc
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/14/1998 15:39:35
On Dec 11, Tim Rightnour wrote
> 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
> throat.

So I think we filanny agree here. My response was to someone saying "we don't
need to be able to share /usr/pkg, disks are big today". I want to be able
to share /usr/pkg. Of course, pkg's that have per-host config file in /etc
needs some special handling (but this is easy with rdist :).

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.