Subject: misc/2710: Some files in the "base" set should be in the "etc" set.
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/22/1996 11:36:15
>Number:         2710
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Some files in the "base" set should be in the "etc" set.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people (Misc Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Aug 22 12:20:01 1996
>Originator:     Gordon W. Ross
>Release:        1.2_BETA
	not applicable (any)

	When the "base" set is installed, several files in /var that
	should be preserved will be replaced.  (Even if they are log
	files and such, they should probably not be in the base set.)

	Do the usual installation of the "base" set.


The split-up stragegy for the var tree appears to be:

	base  - all directories under var
	comp  - var/db/libc.tags
	games - var/games/* (files only)
	etc   - all other files under var

It might be better to make a new "var" set instead of putting
the "varying" files in the "etc" set.  Comments?

For now, I'll assume the /var files belong in the "etc" set,
and the /var directories belong in the base set.

To consistently implement the above stragegy we need to
move the following files from the "base" to the "etc" set:


Diffs follow: (relative to src/distrib/sets/lists)

*** base/mi.orig	Fri Jun 28 13:44:44 1996
--- base/mi	Sat Aug  3 17:18:07 1996
*** 1264,1273 ****
- ./var/cron/log
- ./var/db/locate.database
--- 1264,1271 ----
*** 1276,1294 ****
- ./var/log/lastlog
- ./var/log/lpd-errs
- ./var/log/maillog
- ./var/log/messages
- ./var/log/
- ./var/log/wtmp
- ./var/run/utmp
--- 1274,1285 ----

*** etc/mi.orig	Thu Feb  8 16:42:14 1996
--- etc/mi	Sat Aug  3 17:19:32 1996
*** 57,61 ****
--- 57,70 ----
+ ./var/cron/log
+ ./var/db/locate.database
+ ./var/log/lastlog
+ ./var/log/lpd-errs
+ ./var/log/maillog
+ ./var/log/messages
+ ./var/log/
+ ./var/log/wtmp
+ ./var/run/utmp