Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/07/1999 09:00:41
On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

: But! I don't know how the current pkg-tools will handle these absolute
: paths in the PLIST. We'll have to think about that, too, as the config
: file must be put into the pkgdb as well.

The intent, as was in the original paths proposal, was not to put any config
files under direct PLIST control except to copy them in place if they do not

: Maybe some
: "@conf /etc/foorc share/foo/foorc.conf" command that will DTRT is the best
: here (copying/backing up if necessary, handling pkgdb, ...).

Now...  putting this is a pkg databse could be a useful thing, if we were to
supply a *switch* to pkg_delete that said "delete config files too", but
would not delete them by default.  Why I hadn't thought of that angle, I
don't know.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.