Subject: Re: /etc/*.conf reorg (was Re: `rc.local.conf': bad nam )
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/13/2000 03:54:18
Curt Sampson writes:
> On Sat, 12 Aug 2000, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> > * move all the existing `template' /etc/*.conf to /etc/default/*.conf
> I don't like the name becuase /etc/default is used for a different
> purpose on other Unix systems.

and how, exactly, does the use of /etc/default with *.conf files
conflict with (say) solaris' use of /etc/default? the directory name
is shared, but the file names are sufficiently different...

> Why not put them in /usr/share/example/etc?

because the idea is to source the `default' in all the time and just
override what you want, and /usr isn't available at boot time on all