Re: build vs install
- Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2019 14:58:22 -0400
- From: Lee <ler762@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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.