On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 12:18 PM Thorsten Kukuk
And another round ...
On Fri, Jul 26, Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
The discussions on the FHS mailing list were
mixed, but in the
end: FHS will not specify anything, we should just do it. The
most promising suggestions were:
Since the feedback clearly shows, that nearly everybody preferes
/usr/etc, we re-evaluated this and thinks we can take the risks,
choosing something nearly everybody preferes is also important.
Additional, as every important directory should only have three
letters, /usr/cfg was thrown in the discussion.
/usr/sysconfig is clearly out, looks like nearly nobody likes that.
So we currently have:
I'd prefer /usr/config or /usr/cfg over /usr/etc. Aside from the
collision in usage, "etc" is a terrible name for the configuration
directory ("etc" was a catch-all directory originally, which is why so
many executable shell scripts were in there...), and we can do better
than that in 2019.
+1 for /usr/etc for obvious reasons:
everyone coming from a *NIX background *knows* what /etc is and
probably can deduct, what /usr/etc is. Even if you believe it was a
terrible name, it *is* a name known to a lot of people, at least from
a generation before 2019 or maybe more ;) Even M$ adopted it... (do
you know where their /etc/hosts equivalent lives ;) ? )