/etc and /usr/local/etc

Kevin O'Connor kevin at ziptek-technologies.co.uk
Tue Jun 20 21:17:53 BST 2006

The simplest answer to this is that this approach separates the add-ons from
the base system install and adds greater flexability. 
I can't think of any advantage to installing everything under /etc it just
clutters the volume up


> -----Original Message-----
> From: freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org 
> [mailto:freebsd-users-admin at uk.freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Stephen Allen
> Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 8:50 PM
> To: FreeBSD Support Group
> Subject: /etc and /usr/local/etc
> As a relative FreeBSD newbie, I get confused between these 
> two directories.  As I understand it, anything I install 
> after the initial installation will user /usr/local/.  For 
> example, I'm used to seeing /etc/samba/smb.conf but now have 
> to go for /usr/local/etc/smb.conf.
> How do other people deal with this?  Do you live with it 
> because that's the way it is.  Do you change any parameters 
> which make installed stuff write to /etc instead, or perhaps 
> create symlinks in /etc to point to the real file in /usr/local/etc?
> Many thanks,
> Steve :)
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