Subject: Stealing other ideas - global PATH repositories.
To: None <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/17/2000 12:59:53
On HP-UX 11.00, there are three files kept in /etc which appear to
be a global repository for PATH information:


The idea is that when an application/package installs itself, it can
update the relevant file to add its own component.  I imagine this is
more important when you're supporting a /opt "subsystem", than perhaps
/usr/pkg.  Still, is this an idea which is worth including in NetBSD
somewhere further down the track ?  At least if X11 ever becomes a
package, its installation and integration into the "environment" would
appear to be more managable, etc.