preferred place for system-wide config files

Wesley Shields wxs at
Tue May 18 20:35:40 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 01:21:01PM -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 5/18/2010 12:57 PM, Wesley Shields wrote:
> > On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 10:50:07PM +0400, Anonymous wrote:
> >
> >> This still doesn't clarify where to look for files that are *not*
> >> installed, e.g. config files. Such files can be created by user and only
> >> used by the port itself when they exist. Does it matter whether they're
> >> installed or not to choose LOCALBASE over PREFIX?
> > 
> Just to be clear I think you're referring to _installing_ files, right?

Correct. I misread the question.

> In the world where PREFIX and LOCALBASE are different, PREFIX cannot be
> relied on to exist after the port is installed. Therefore regarding
> configuration files that are not installed by the port the thing
> installed (for example portmaster) should look for its configuration
> files in LOCALBASE.

Yes, I agree with this.

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