Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/1999 20:26:51
[ On Fri, January 8, 1999 at 15:14:39 (-0800), Curt Sampson wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
> On Fri, 8 Jan 1999, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > 
> > So, set LOCALBASE in /etc/mk.conf (setting X11BASE won't buy you much
> > thanks to X11 stupidity), and you can nuke that dirs off if you wish. 
> Sure. But this won't work once we start putting stuff directly in
> /etc and /var, rather than using LOCALBASE.

Indeed.  That's one of the reasons why I have a major problem with the
"A" proposal -- I don't want packages to use absolute paths,
particularly not for /etc and /var.

Besides, it's *sooo* trivial to make it *appear* that pkg files are
installed in /etc and /var by simply creating the appropriate links
before packages are installed.

							Greg A. Woods

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