Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/07/1999 21:50:02
[ On Fri, January 8, 1999 at 11:29:04 (+1100), Simon Burge wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal 
> Hmm, good question.  The best answer I can think of off the top of my
> head is the distinction between what is part of the core operating
> system vs. what is a third-party package.

But what "kind" of distinction are you talking about?  With a full pkg
database one can assume (for now) that any un-listed file is a part of
the core OS, and that all listed files are owned by their parent

If/when the OS install is done via, or at least registered in, this
database then the origin of every file in system directories (and indeed
the directories themselves) will be identifiable.

							Greg A. Woods

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