[Dovecot] sysconfdir depreacted
rainer.frey at inxmail.de
Fri Mar 23 13:19:45 EET 2012
On Mar 23, 2012, at 10:51 AM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
>>> :2012-03-22T11:55:Noel Butler:
>>>> perhaps it should be renamed then, given it violates the known normal
>>>> for SYSCONF dir, you've just created another form of --datadir
>>> Not really. The way I see it works as expected.
>> The directory for installing read-only data files that pertain
>> to a single machine–that is to say, files for configuring a
>> host. Mailer and network configuration files, ‘/etc/passwd’, and
>> so forth belong here. All the files in this directory should be
>> ordinary ASCII text files. This directory should normally be
>> ‘/usr/local/etc’, but write it as ‘$(prefix)/etc’. (If you are
>> using Autoconf, write it as ‘@sysconfdir@’.)
Well, I don't see that that prevents organizing the files in sysconfdir into a subdirectory.
> ton of software installs into /etc/<package name>/ directory. [...]
> So the only way I can think of how to change this is to add another option to optionally remove the dovecot/ suffix from the directory, but is this really worth the trouble?
I really don't think so. What for? Nobody has shown a real-world problem with that subdirectory.
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