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SYS:SITE; A novice adminstrator's question
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 1991 07:45 PDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John R. Delaney)
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.
This is correct; the translation for SYS:SITE;*.*.* comes from the
namespace and there is no way to override it (believe me, I've tried!).
In general that is what you really want, because *.SYSTEM files should
refer to logical pathnames for the system definition files, and the
translations for those logical paths can vary between releases.
If you really DO want the system definition file to vary between
releases, it is pretty simple to dispatch on release major and minor
-- Chuck Fry Chucko@charon.arc.nasa.gov