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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 3529] New: Use of /etc discouraged in FreeBSD for third party applications.

http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3529

           Summary: Use of /etc discouraged in FreeBSD for third party
                    applications.
           Product: D
           Version: future
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: FreeBSD
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: boucher.travis gmail.com


--- Comment #0 from Travis Boucher <boucher.travis gmail.com> 2009-11-19
20:15:51 PST ---
Normally /etc is only used for system-specific configuration in FreeBSD. 
/usr/local/etc is the preferred place to put third party configuration files.

PREFIX=/usr/local
$PREFIX/etc - Configuration
$PREFIX/bin - Binaries
$PREFIX/lib - Libraries
$PREFIX/include - Headers
$PREFIX/libexec - Executables not meant to be used directly by end users (eg.
desktop applets for gnome end up here, as do binaries that get executed via
wrapper scripts in $PREFIX/bin)

Doing this would make it easier to not only install on a FreeBSD machine, but
maintain consistency with other applications on all unix platforms (including
linux).

Rule of thumb for FreeBSD:  Install to /usr/local
Rule of thumb for Linux: Install to /usr/local if doing it yourself, install to
/usr if being installed via a distribution package.


Fairly trivial to implement, maybe a define being used? 
-DINIFILE="/usr/local/etc/dmd.conf"

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