Subject: Re: Package paths: consensus?
To: Not for internal consumption <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/09/1999 17:00:13
On Sat, 9 Jan 1999, Not for internal consumption wrote:

> 2.  Config files in /etc which are used by packages will likely only
> be used by packages unless NetBSD has chosen to integrate them into
> the base system, so you're unlikely to overwrite them until you install
> the next version of the package, and even then the pkg system will
> probably not overwrite them.

Woah! The package system would *never* overwrite anything in /etc.
Period. That's a hand upgrade from the diffs of the old and new
example configs in /usr/pkg/share/examples.

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