Bug 118047 - Move /etc/printcap to /usr/share/examples/
Summary: Move /etc/printcap to /usr/share/examples/
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: conf (show other bugs)
Version: 7.0-BETA2
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-11-14 17:00 UTC by Joseph S Atkinson
Modified: 2018-01-03 05:16 UTC (History)
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Description Joseph S Atkinson 2007-11-14 17:00:02 UTC
The default file /etc/printcap is an example file that does not provide any working functionality to the process it configures (lpr) in it's default state. A working configuration must be either manually set up or is automatically generated by ports, such as CUPS, to function. When invoking mergemaster, it will detect changes to /etc/printcap and ask for user input. This seems to be rather fruitless since any changes made to the file are (theoretically) intended, or will be overwritten automatically by a ports based print spooler on next daemon restart.

I am suggesting that the example /etc/printcap be moved into /usr/share/examples/printing/printcap where it would seem more at home and be less likely to cause confusion and/or collision with local configurations.
Comment 1 Doug Barton freebsd_committer 2009-01-01 09:24:27 UTC
Class Changed
From-To: sw-bug->change-request

This isn't really a standards issue, so throw it back into the pool. 

FWIW, I don't have this problem since I have a mergemaster pre-compare 
script that deletes /etc/printcap from the temproot. This will be even 
easier going forward with the new IGNORE_FILES option so I'm not convinced 
that this move is necessary. 

Comment 2 Doug Barton freebsd_committer 2009-01-01 09:24:27 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-standards->freebsd-bugs

Throw it back into the pool.
Comment 3 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 07:59:55 UTC
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Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

Reset to default assignee and clear in-progress tags.

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