Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/07/1999 22:12:32
On Fri, 8 Jan 1999, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Curt Sampson wrote:
> > > > Obviously not. But do we really want to make sure that developers
> > > > working on the install portions of packages *can't* do that, even
> > > > if they wish to?
> > > We should rather put up some effort so they don"t _have_ to.
> > Sure. What's your proposal for how this can be done?
> I don't know - I never had to do it - why did you have to?
> (I can hardly propose solutions for problems i don't know/have :-)

Currently, when working on getting the install procedures and PLIST
for a package set up properly, it's pretty easy to end up with junk
files lying around. It would be nice to have a simple way of getting
rid of these. One way is to be able to put everything in a separate
tree while developing. I'm open to other methods, but I've not seen
one yet.

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