On Fri, 26 Jan 2001 16:21:01 -0500 (EST)
Garrett Wollman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
GW> <<On Fri, 26 Jan 2001 22:08:20 +0100, "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
GW> > The patch below (against 4-stable but it will probably apply easily
GW> > to -current) moves /etc/shells to /usr/local/etc/shells.
GW> Bad idea. No base component (never mind libc!) should hard-code a
GW> pathname in /usr/local.
I'll consider it flamed to death then :)
It was intended to prevent port installs having to write in /etc
without having to change libc/gen, roken and sendmail which I rather suspect
is also a bad thing to do.
Perhaps /etc/shells is the least of all evils here.
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