Subject: Re: Changing root's shell to /bin/sh
To: None <skippy@macro.Stanford.EDU>
From: Ken Nakata <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/18/1999 11:51:31
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On Wed, 17 Mar 1999 17:44:02 -0800 (PST), Bill Studenmund wrote:
> I'd vote we make the tcsh and bash packages install into root, rather than
> pull them into the distribution. That way they're package-ized (you don't
> want it, you don't get it, you pkg_delete, it's gone) and in /bin. They'd
> be compiled static of course. :-)

Hmm, is it such a good idea?  I personally hate pkg's getting
installed even in /usr/X11R6...

If rationale behind it is "it's okay since we can track them down by
/var/db/pkg/*", why should we be installing pkg's into /usr/pkg in the
first place?  They could be installed *anywhere at all*.