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/etc and /usr/local/etc directories
- Subject: /etc and /usr/local/etc directories
- From: wmoran at potentialtech.com (Bill Moran)
- Date: Thu Aug 12 17:40:45 2004
"Joshua Lewis" <jmlewis_(_at_)_dslextreme_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> I have decided to take the plunge and try out 5.2.1. I figure it will be
> 5.3 soon and I like the idea of upgrading at that time. So I am going to
> start fiddling with it.
> The first thing I am noticing is when installing apps from the ports
> directory my config files are getting put into /usr/local/etc instead of
> where I am used to /etc.
Huh? What version of FreeBSD were you using that put them in /etc?
They've always gone in /usr/local/etc ... since 2.2 at least.
> I am guessing this by design and wanted to confirm this.
Yes, it's by design.
> Is this a config setting somewhere? It is fine in the /usr/local/etc
> directory but if it is a config setting then perhaps there are other
> settings that have changed that I have not encountered yet. I would like
> to read up on the changes.
> While I am on the subject. Are there any other differences between 4.10
> and 5.X that will take me by surprise?
> I read through the Release notes on FreeBSD.org and it never mentioned the
> /etc directory thing. So perhaps there are some other items I should keep
> my eye out for.
The FreeBSD handbook is being updated all the time. You'll probably want
to re-read a lot of it to see what kind of changes are occurring. There
are also a lot of new man pages in existance. If you have specific
questions, you can always ask on this list.
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