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Re: new/custom installation directory

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: new/custom installation directory
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:19:06 -0700
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On 11/16/2014 11:51 PM, Harlan Stenn wrote:

> One installation directory choice I haven't found a good solution to is
> the ntp.conf file, which is traditionally installed in /etc/ .  If there
> is an ntp.keys file, it will usually go in /etc/ as well.
> In general, folks want the config-related files to be in /etc/ even if
> they install the binaries in /usr/local.
> While I'd like to use sysconfdir for this I'm concerned about the
> hackery I'd need to do to make it work as we expect.

sysconfdir IS the solution you are looking for.  A distro will run:

./configure prefix=/ sysconfdir=/etc

and things will just work.

> I'm thinking about using ntpconfdir for this, but how to make that work
> the way the other paths do hasn't been obvious to me from casual study.

I don't see the point of adding a non-standard variable when the
standard one already works as advertised.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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