Subject: Re: Config files and packages
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2001 07:40:05
On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, David Brownlee wrote:

> 	What do people think of PLISTs including something like :
> 	    @config <example_config> <live_config>
> 	eg:
> 	    @config share/examples/analog/analog.cfg etc/analog.cfg
> 	<example_config> would be assumed to be installed in the standard
> 	pkg fashion. On install, <example_config> would be copied to
> 	<live_config> if not already present. On deletion, <live_config>
> 	would be removed if it was identical to <example_config>.

OK, just don't hardcode "${PREFIX}/etc" into the pkg_tools. There are
already packages, like netatalk-*, that correctly use "/etc", and it
would be a step backwards to standardize on ${PREFIX}/etc just for the
sake of standardizing.