Subject: Re: magic
To: J.T. Conklin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@lagavulin.pdl.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 06/28/1995 01:17:21
> > People using SunOS should make such a link, or, better yet, should
> > make a link from /emul/sunos/etc/termcap to /usr/share/misc/etc/termcap.
> > i agree totally with this. i'll send-pr a patch for compat_sunos(8)
> > soon.
> It might be needed for more than SunOS compatibility.
> I suspect there are a few programs that read /etc/termcap directly.
> There must have been at least one, because I can't think of any other
> reason why I'd create the /etc/termcap symlink that's on my system
> right now.
I think i may have sidetracked us with a typo...
I meant /etc/magic (though the same applies for /etc/termcap).
/etc/termcap hasn't been in /etc/ for a _long_ time in NetBSD, and,
indeed, for a long time we've not installed a link to the
/usr/share/misc version into /etc, either...
I think the same should be true of 'magic'. 8-)