Subject: Re: bin/10985 (skel files)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 09/29/2000 13:18:15
[ sorry for the direct CC Hubert & Alistair but I'm not sure if
you're both on tech-userlevel ]
Summary of the PR:
We currently have three places for skeleton files:
* /etc/skel: empty
* /usr/share/skel: dot.cshrc, ...
* /usr/share/examples/usermgmt: .cshrc, .lgin, ...
useradd(8) manages to pick the empty one as default.
Summary of discussion in PR:
Having somewhere that isn't overwritten on upgrades
is good (people customise skel files). Having two
directories in /usr/share with examples is bad.
How about the following approach:
+ merge /usr/share/skel and /usr/share/examples/usermgmt into
/usr/share/skel (I think this name makes more sense than
+ add a "make distribution" target to share/skel/Makefile to
install the examples into /etc/skel.
Is this a reasonable comprimise?
Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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