Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/07/1999 14:58:38
On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Simon Burge wrote:

> > A   ... files are mixed in with system configuration files without
> >         distinguishing between system and pkg programs (typically the
> >         same place as for an `out of the box' install)
> With a file-to-package database, not too much of a problem.  Especially
> less so if we move to a base system that is also based on packages one
> day...

If that's the case, why have any separate directories for packages
at all? Why not just install the files in /usr/bin, etc.?

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