To my suprise and sadness I see new tools developed with hard coded paths to '/var/cfengine'. We have done a lot of work in the past so that the cfengine utils honor the configure options and that distributions could compile and install and package it to their needs. We introduced the `shortcut` in cfserverd.conf to overcome the hard coded paths,
see shortcut 'masterfiles'.
This is just my concern to keep the code portable on the different platforms