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Distro Layout / Config Standards (was Re: [SLUG] Debian)
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- Subject: Distro Layout / Config Standards (was Re: [SLUG] Debian)
- From: marty <marty@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Sep 19 23:25:25 2000
> The only problem I have with some of the RH ones is that they DO NOT
> stick to the standard config files, rather they create and modify
> their own ones.
One thing I find incredibly frustrating is the inability for things to be
in a reliable place even within a single distro. I don't want to be
caught out not RTFM before I post to slug ;) because the docs for a
particular app are in /var/lib or something equally ridiculous.
As for config files, they are generally easy to locate but, as was
pointed out above, too many are particular to a distro, leaving you
behind the 8 ball if you ever have to (god forbid ;) use a different
Has anyone noticed any effects come from the Linux Standards push ?
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because I'm me." - Corduroy, Pearl Jam