php.ini in /usr/local/etc

Hugo Silva hugo at
Mon Feb 12 18:34:32 UTC 2007

Noah wrote:
> Hi there,
> some flavors of linux place php/ini in /usr/local/lib.  I am wondering 
> if there is a web page and/or document that describes the convention 
> and  importance of placing config and ini files in /usr/local/etc
> cheers,
> Noah
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It's a 3rd party configuration file, hence it's in /usr/local/etc and 
not /etc/ , and imo it wouldn't make sense if it was anywhere else.

Check man hier(7)


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