Subject: Re: Package paths: consensus?
To: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
From: Not for internal consumption <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/09/1999 17:06:24
Curt Sampson sez
* 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.
What I meant here was that:
If we integrate the package into NetBSD and someone does a foolishly
wholesale upgrade of /etc without checking first, something will
get clobbered, but that is the extreme case. I was under the impression
that the /etc file would get clobbered iff the old one was miraculously
untouched. I thank you for the correction, and I favour the behaviour
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