Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/1999 11:29:04
On Thu, 7 Jan 1999 14:58:38 -0800 (PST)  Curt Sampson wrote:

> 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.?

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.