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Re: gnustep-make and NSPathUtilities patch


From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: gnustep-make and NSPathUtilities patch
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 18:56:07 -0800

On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 14:59:48 +0800
"Sheldon Gill" <address@hidden> wrote:
> THE KEY CHANGE:
> GNUstep now relies on a configuration file to determine paths. The
> file is'/etc/GNUstep/GNUstep.conf'
> {a conf file is the Unix/POSIX thing to do. The directory is already
> there for Window Maker. We just use it}
[...]

You will most certainly get a veto coming the BSD fraction (including
me) here, as

  1) this should be either /usr/X11/etc/ or /usr/local/etc because it
     is NOT a system related config file. On BSD, /etc is _only_ for
     operating system related configs, you (in general) are welcome to
     put stuff there, but an additional software package _must_not_.

  2) it's not called '.../GNUstep/' but '.../WindowMaker/'
     as in /usr/X11R6/etc/WindowMaker/

You assume too much.

-- 
Chris




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