Summary: Use of /etc discouraged in FreeBSD for third party
--- Comment #0 from Travis Boucher <boucher.tra...@gmail.com> 2009-11-19
20:15:51 PST ---
Normally /etc is only used for system-specific configuration in FreeBSD.
/usr/local/etc is the preferred place to put third party configuration files.
$PREFIX/etc - Configuration
$PREFIX/bin - Binaries
$PREFIX/lib - Libraries
$PREFIX/include - Headers
$PREFIX/libexec - Executables not meant to be used directly by end users (eg.
desktop applets for gnome end up here, as do binaries that get executed via
wrapper scripts in $PREFIX/bin)
Doing this would make it easier to not only install on a FreeBSD machine, but
maintain consistency with other applications on all unix platforms (including
Rule of thumb for FreeBSD: Install to /usr/local
Rule of thumb for Linux: Install to /usr/local if doing it yourself, install to
/usr if being installed via a distribution package.
Fairly trivial to implement, maybe a define being used?
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