If you're bored during the freeze

Robin Schoonover end at endif.cjb.net
Tue Apr 27 06:12:14 PDT 2004

On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 03:04:54 -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 02:04:26AM -0700, Brooks Davis wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 06:12:49PM -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > > I'm probably going to add /usr/local/www to BSD.local.dist so it
> > > becomes a "system" directory.
> > 
> > This sounds like a good idea to me.  One related issue is ports that
> > intall under /usr/local/www/data/<subdir>.  I've seen quite a few PHP
> > ports that do that and it's a bad idea since that directory may or may
> > not be a link to data.dist.  I've moved my PHP ports to use
> > /usr/local/www/<subdir> and to have a pkg-message that shows an apache
> > <Alias> directive to add that to the web hierachy as /<subdir>/.
> Yes, nothing should install under data/ since that's where a live
> website usually lives, and it's Very Bad for ports to install
> themselves so they immediately show up there [1]

It gets worse.  One port, that I unfortunately cannot remember now,
deleted the entire /usr/local/www/data tree when I deinstalled it.

Robin Schoonover (aka End)
# How can you expect a computer to act sanely when you give it such
# conflicting orders?  You want it to work, and you want it to run
# Win95....                       -- Alan Shutko

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