Subject: Re: Problems with etc outside /usr/pkg
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/22/2002 10:14:58
On Wed, 22 May 2002, Julio Merino wrote:

> On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 08:59:42AM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > On Wed, 22 May 2002, Julio Merino wrote:
> >
> > Do any of those files really belong in "etc"? To me, they don't look
> > like anything a site is likely to want to edit, and I couldn't find
> > any mention of them in the info files for gtk. I think it would make
> > sense to train gtk+ to put them in "{PREFIX}/share/gtk", register them
> > there, and forget about them.
> You are right. I've looked at them and they do not belong to etc. I'll
> move away of etc and put them under share.
> Although, it seems that the files WindowMaker installs in etc DO belong
> there...

Are you sure about that? If they're anything that the user can
override with something in his home directory, they may as well go
under ${PREFIX}/share/windowmaker.  In that case, "Host Policy"
concerning color schemes and such could just as easily be set in