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Re: How to create special config directories?

From: sandip
Subject: Re: How to create special config directories?
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 12:08:23 +0530 (IST)

Right. But if I specify "--sysconfdir=/etc/package" , and I have
some files to put in "/etc/init.d" as well as "/etc/package", how
would I be specifying the targets?

- Sandip

>>>>>> "Sandip" ==   <address@hidden> writes:
> Sandip> In a package that I want to use automake with, the config files
> are Sandip> to be stored in /etc/package directory.
> Sandip> How do I ask automake to put my files in that directory?
> Sandip> This is not working:
> Sandip> -----------------------------------------
> Sandip> packageconfdir=/etc/package
> Sandip> packageconf_DATA=package.conf.sample
> Sandip> EXTRA_DIST=package.conf.sample
> Sandip> -----------------------------------------
> Sandip> make distcheck is failing. It is trying to actually install it
> in Sandip> /etc/packagewhich of course fails as I dont have root
> permissions.
> Yes, it fails -- but it is also doing exactly what you've asked it to
> do.
> In general specifying an absolute path like this will lead to
> problems.  The auto* approach is to use sysconfdir, and let the user
> specify this directory at configure time.  People who want the files in
> /etc (for instance, system integrators like Red Hat or Debian) will set
> this up when building the packages.  Other users will have
> flexibility.
> Tom

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