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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: Musing on binary tarballs
Date Tue, 30 Jun 1998 06:10:38 GMT
On Mon, 15 Jun 1998, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> At 09:49 AM 6/10/98 EDT, Ben Hyde wrote:
> >I'd prefer that the binary tarball require a final install step
> >that moves things into the user's working directories.  That step,
> >to the extent possible, should rewrite things to the user's file
> >system.
> >
> >Is that impossible?
> 
> It's tough, particularly when Linux newbies like placing their executables
> in /etc, their conf files in /var, and their log files in ~root.  But
> that's another story I guess :)

<sarcasm mode="unfair">

Sounds about as sane as the way some Linux distributions do it now.

</sarcasm>


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