Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
To: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
From: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/09/1999 19:44:38
On Sat, 9 Jan 1999, Todd Vierling wrote:
> : If I understand you correctly, this means that, for example, the
> : package with /var/games would be separate from the package with
> : /usr/games.
> : What's the reasoning behind this?
> NFS disk clients, if I recall.
Last I had a discussion with you, there was no need for this. I
suggested that we have a /usr/pkg/share/examples/packagename/var
directory in which sample var files would be deposited, and you
said that everything was going to create its own var files.
Of course, that was quite a while ago, so I may be misremembering it.
But it does seem, that unless you're very careful, it's going to
be possible for less-savvy folks to miss downloading the var portion
of the thing.
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