On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 03:42:52AM +0200, Danny Pansters wrote:
> For system (OS, that's kernel and userland) settings you have /etc
> For local (packages/ports) settings you have /usr/local/etc or /usr/X11R6/etc
> Of course these two local bases should have been merely hard linked long ago 
> but that's not my decision :)

One very good reason to keep these separate is that you might be mounting
/usr/{local,X11R6} on many machines from a shared NFS drive.  By keeping the
shared configuration on the shared drive you don't have to replicate it on
every machine, and /etc just contains machine-specific configuration.



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