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SYS:SITE; A novice adminstrator's question

This question is for seasoned Symbolics network adminstrators. It pertains
to managing such a network when you have two (or more) Genera versions

It appears from the instructions for system installation that the file
"SYS:SITE;SYS.TRANSLATIONS" should translate "SYS: **; *.*.*" into 
"<some host>:>REL-<majo number>-<minor-number>>SYS>**>*.*.*" using

It appears from the namespace description that the site object site
directory attribute should give the translation for "SYS: SITE;", e.g.,
"<some host>:>SITE>". It would also appear that this translation take
precedence over the above. That is, if I copied a file to "SYS: SITE;
FOO.SYSTEM" some time long after booting, it would end up in "<some

Is that correct? Is that what one really wants? I can conceive of cases
where I want a different .SYSTEM file for different Genera releases. 

Or does the tranbslation specified by the site object site directory
attribute only applies until the SYS.TRANSLATIONS file is loaded? In that 
case, I should have only the SYS.TRANSLATION files in the directory
"<somehost>:>SITE>" and all .SYSTEM and other .TRANSLATIONS file in the
directory "<some host>:>REL-<majo number>-<minor-number>>SYS>SITE>".
This makes sense to me. But that is a vote against it being right.

Thanks in advance for your help.