Subject: RE: Default package installation: intermixed vs. separate
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/10/1999 08:57:20
On 09-Jan-99 Curt Sampson spoke unto us all:
#  When you pkg_add, if there is no /usr/pkg existing, it creates a
#  symlink of /usr/pkg -> /usr.
#  Nothing else changes.

Whoooo..  thats scarry..  meaning if the user doesn't manually create
/usr/pkg..  it installs packages in /usr??

I dont like that idea one bit..  no commercial operating system does that.. 
Even if you all ignore me..  I might plead with you to warn the user loudly
that this is about to occur, and give him a chance to bail before the damage is

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