"Chatty" config files in /etc

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Fri Sep 1 13:57:54 UTC 2006

On Friday 01 September 2006 06:27, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 06:27:55PM -0400, Garance A Drosehn wrote:
> [...]
> > >I was thinking of /usr/share/examples/ppp (I thought it had
> > >been under /usr/share/examples/etc/ppp).  Having
> > >/usr/share/examples/etc in its current form really isn't all
> > >that useful as for one thing it has rotted a bunch.
> > 
> > Hmm.  I am not sure that it has rotted all that much.  The list
> > of files might not be complete, but I've done a 'diff' between
> > the files in there and files under /etc, and they all seem to
> > be exactly the same.  (done on 6.x-stable under PPC, not i386)
> > 
> I think John meant something different (not sure what), because
> they cannot rot in the sense of being different from files in
> /etc since they are installed from the same sources (and the
> same src/etc/Makefile).

The rot is that it isn't a full copy of /etc, at least in my mind.

John Baldwin

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