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Re: build vs install




On 4/9/19, Brad Rogers <brad@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Apr 2019 13:30:45 -0400
> Lee <ler762@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Hello Lee,
>
>>> package installer may write the configs somewhere other than where the
>>> creator does, for example.
>>But they're still all text files - right?  There's nothing like MS
>
> I'd hope so, yes.  IOW, I'd hope the Debian maintainers don't change
> config styles.  Of course, there are several organisations that seem to
> like SQLite for config files.  I'm not sure what, if any, advantage
> SQLite offers over plain text though.
>
>>Windows registry that you might have to clean after uninstalling
>>something or installing in a different location?
>
> Almost certainly not.  You should be awarethat distro maintained
> packages usually put binaries in /usr/bin/, libraries in /usr/lib/ and
> so on.  Self-compiled software most often puts stuff under
> /usr/local/bin/, /usr/local/libs/ etc.  Occasionally, upon removal, some
> stuff might get left behind, perhaps resulting in erratic behaviour.
> Such things are rare, thankfully.

OK - good to know.  Somehow I'd got the impression that systemd was
moving to a windows registry type thing for config data instead of
keeping it in plain text files.

Thanks
Lee