Subject: Stealing other ideas - global PATH repositories.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Darren Reed <email@example.com>
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.