Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
To: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/08/1999 12:16:10
On Jan 7, Curt Sampson wrote
> If that's the case, why have any separate directories for packages
> at all? Why not just install the files in /usr/bin, etc.?
I can see 2 reasons for that:
- on small disks machine, I want to have the base system on the local disk
but the additional packages (which can be big, look at TeX of emacs)
on a server. Try to do that with a redhat or debian install ...
- on -current machines, I want to have a clear distinction between the
binaries from the base system and third parties binaries (which comes
often from precompiled packages, and thus are 1.3.x binaries).
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr