Subject: Re: 'build.sh install=...' misses .../etc/release
To: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
From: Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/24/2004 08:19:45
Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org> writes:
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 03:15:32AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> | > "install..." doesn't install the 'etc' set, which /etc/release is part of.
> | Uhu... can we still get "build.sh install=..." to update /etc/release?
> | Would make a lot of sense to me...
> As a special case, we probably could.
> Please send-pr the idea.
This begs the larger question of just /etc should be handled.
With postinstall, it's become clear that there are two kinds of files
those that the user might change, and should be preserved
those that are really logically part of /usr, but need to be in /,
and should not normally be changed by the user
Of course, a user can change anything; this is really about whether
there is a reasonable expectation of such changes being preserved
I put /etc/rc.d/* in the second category, and would argue that
anything that '/etc/postinstall fix' has been judged to be in that
So perhaps the "not user changeable" files should go in the base set,
rather than etc. Or a /usretc (not /usr/etc) directory to hold the
not-changeable stuff, but that's a disruptive change.
Greg Troxel <email@example.com>