a place for configuration files
poczta at andrzejcuber.pl
Thu Mar 23 01:06:36 UTC 2006
for the last 5 years I was using Red Hat and Fedora Core Linuxes.
With the beginning of the current year I installed FreeBSD Release 6 on one of my servers.
It took me about a week to setup the system but I am very happy with it now.
I build most of the stuff from the sources using ports.
What I found strange is that the configuration files of different services are located in
two different places. Most configuration which was installed from the CD is located at
/etc but everything what I built from sources is located at /usr/local/etc. Maybe this is
the way it use to be on Unix based systems.
In RedHat and Fedora distributions all configuration files are located at /etc.
I am very new to FreeBSD but I found it difficult. After installing desired package I have
to add it to /etc/rc.conf in order to start it as a service and then I have to look for
configuration folder in /usr/local/etc.
Is there any reason why the configuration files are placed in those different locations?
pozdrawiam / best regards
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