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RE: Pending Packages List, 2003-11-07

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 12:48:59PM -0000, Morrison, John wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> The other problem is that files with leading dot are not visible
>>> with `ls' by default.  Giving it a name in the default dir, which
>>> makes it visible, isn't a bad idea, IMHO.
>>  ^^^ invisible?
> No.  Is not a bad idea == is a good idea. ;-)

Gah!  No wonder my work here's terrible ;)

>>> I just don't think /etc/defaults/etc is the right place for the
>>> file. Better choices are 
>>>   /etc/defaults/sgreprc
>>>   /usr/share/doc/sgrep/sample.sgreprc
>> Sorry, but the way I worked /etc/defaults is that, the prefix of
>> /etc/defaults is removed and the resulting filename is the
>> destination. So, /etc/defaults/sgreprc would result in copying the
>> file to /sgreprc 
> Wait, I thought we're talking about a system-wide sgreprc file which
> is expected in /usr/share.  Did I get that wrong?

AFAICR, the postinstall for sgrep copies the sample from the docs
to /etc

Somebody recommended (which I don't disagree with ;) that they
should use the /etc/defaults/... mechanism.

I could be wrong though... ;D


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