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RE: Should --sysconfdir=/etc/defaults/etc/?
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 23:06:36 -0600
- Subject: RE: Should --sysconfdir=/etc/defaults/etc/?
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 08:43:31AM -0600, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
> > Current packaging instructions at
> > indicate that --sysconfdir should be set to "/etc". Should this perhaps be
> > changed to "/etc/defaults/etc", with the subsequent instruction that if your
> > package actually has anything in sysconfdir, it should
> conditionally copy it to
> > /etc if it doesn't already exist with a postinstall script?
> No. If you set --sysconfdir to something else than /etc, a big bunch
> of packages will search their config files in the wrong directory.
> Keep in mind, that the sysconfdir setting might get hardcoded into
> a tool on compile time.
DOH! Right, sorry, I plead temporary insanity. ;-)
Gary R. Van Sickle