Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/1999 11:32:21
On Jan 6, Todd Vierling wrote
> In order to make sure these points get implemented, this particular point of
> the `package paths proposal' has been parted out.
> This proposal offers three options wrt handling config file and volatile
> files in pkg distributed programs.
> A: config files go in /etc, volatile files in /var
> B: config files go in $PREFIX/etc, volatile files in $PREFIX/var
> C: config files go in /etc/pkg, volatile files in /var/pkg
I prefer A. Package with more than "a few" (maybe one or 2) can use a subdir
in /etc (e.g. /etc/ssh). /var/log, /var/run, etc are fine with me (packages
with a lot of log or run-time files can use a subdir too).
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr