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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 http://cygwin.com/setup.html#package_contents
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.
Better create a package script which moves the files from /etc to
/etc/defaults/etc after calling `make install DESTDIR=...'. Or even
do it by hand.
RedHat does `make install DESTDIR=".." sysconfdir=".."` for packages
where they want the target sysconfdir be something other then the
default set at compile time.