Subject: Re: bin/10985 (skel files)
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/29/2000 16:29:51
Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, Simon Burge wrote:
> > Actually, you can set (the undocumented!) skel_dir in
> > /etc/usermgmt.conf, so yes, why don't we just put everything into
> > /usr/share/skel and the user can then put customised files in /etc/skel
> > if they want to without fear of them getting overwritten.
> I'll expect users to modify things in /usr/share/skel then, and have a
> problem on the next upgrade. But I guess we can try to see of that
> happens.

I guess all we can do is document it and hope...

> > It is possible for the pkgsrc version to work this way?
> For pkgsrc, please put the skel files (you'll need to get them into the
> pkg somehow from share/skel!) into $PREFIX/share/skel.


Simon Burge                            <>
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