Subject: Re: Package paths: consensus?
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Thorsten Frueauf <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/09/1999 12:01:47

> Well, as soon as you install X11 and packages associated with it,
> that's screwed anyway. :-)

No, /usr/X11R6 and /usr/pkg can be different partitions.

> But from everything I've seen here, the consensus appears to be
> that we go with the /etc, /var, /usr/pkg/{bin,sbin,etc.} arrangement.
> I can live with this. I know that Greg Woods doesn't like this,
> but are there any other people out there who have severe objections
> to it?

So you want every pkg config file in /etc? Well, so again at least
I object to that, because I want this seperated *by default*.
If its an option (like linking /usr/pkg/etc to /etc) its ok, as its
done on purpose by the user.

I see only few packages who really make sense to have their configs in
/etc (every package that is configured by host *only*, like ssh and
its keys). But the majority can have the config files in /usr/pkg/etc.
They belong there - I know where to look and they don't polute
/etc and give me a nightmare when I update the OS, where I have to
merge in the new /etc.

Just my two cents, greets
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