Subject: Re: bin/10985 (skel files)
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: Alistair Crooks <AlistairCrooks@excite.com>
Date: 09/29/2000 00:54:13
On Fri, 29 Sep 2000 13:18:15 +1100, Simon Burge wrote:
> [ 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?
Thanks for picking this one up.
Sounds good to me.
PS. I will try to commit a fix for 11071 today, and pullup 11072 fix onto
branch - if not today, it will be done on Monday.
Alistair Crooks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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