Subject: Re: defaults file
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: None <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/06/2003 10:12:22
At 06 Feb 2003 13:03:28 -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Okay, which should take priority (i.e. be sourced later/override),
> /etc/build.conf or /usr/src/build.conf?

my thought goes like:

* source tree can be shared between machines.

* you might want to have a overrides of your "source tree defaults" in
  a machine-local place.

* so, /etc/build.conf should probably override .../src/build.conf.

* however, it would probably be nice to be able to do "pure" builds,
  i.e. that avoid using anything but the .../src/build.conf one.  (the
  theory being, if it's in the source tree, it's part of your pure
  source.  8-)

(personally, having a file like that in /etc isn't so important to me,
i'd never use it.  but if it's supported, i'd want a way to make sure
that for my source tree, it's _not_ used.)