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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #35392] /etc/octaverc

From: Mike Miller
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #35392] /etc/octaverc
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:59:25 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #5, bug #35392 (project octave):

Right, I think that is taken care of by using $(sysconfdir), which will be
$(prefix)/etc by default, and most distributions automatically pass
--sysconfdir=/etc to configure in their packaging infrastructure. I don't know
that we need special logic to change it to /etc when $(prefix) happens to be
/usr. Anyone who cares about having only non-modifiable files under /usr ought
to be able to pass --sysconfdir=/etc to configure.

Using $(sysconfdir)/octave/octaverc for the site configuration file might be
the best way to address this.

This could be changed along with another bug, bug #36477, which is about using
XDG_CONFIG_HOME (default=~/.config) for storing user preferences. We already
use ~/.config/octave for the experimental GUI qt-settings file. So
~/.config/octave/octaverc could go right alongside that nicely.


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