Subject: Re: What about startup scripts??
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Al Snell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/03/2001 00:25:06
On Tue, 2 Jan 2001, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> No, because ${PREFIX}/etc may be shared across several machines, and
> you want these to be set per-machine. IMHO there shouldn't be any config file
> in ${PREFIX}/etc.

I think the default should be configuration in ${PREFIX}, but the wily
sysadmin who wants per-machine differences can put conditionals in his
centrally-maintained config files (a nice way of handling it anyway) or
make the shraed config file source /etc/<whatever>...


                               Alaric B. Snell
   Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software