Subject: Re: What about startup scripts??
To: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
From: Dominik Rothert <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/30/2000 19:28:28
"Nathan J. Williams" <nathanw@MIT.EDU> wrote:

> <> (Dominik Rothert) writes:
> > Hm, I don't think that is a good idea. We should distinguish between
> > packages and system. If we start to mess up /etc with files based on
> > packages... No, sorry.
> The notion of distinguishing files belonging to "packages" from files
> belonging to the "system" has been going out of style for some time,
> in modern operating system administration.

Does "modern operating system administration" no longer imply a
clean design of its filesystem?  IMHO 3rd-party applications don't 
belong to what we call the base, and that is NetBSD, not apache or 


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