Re: Uploaded faqomatic 2.506-2 (source all) to master
On Tue, 10 Feb 1998, Scott Ellis wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Feb 1998, Christian Schwarz wrote:
> > On Tue, 10 Feb 1998 email@example.com wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > faqomatic (2.506-2) unstable; urgency=low
> > > .
> > > * Rebuild with new debhelper to make lintian happier.
> > > Lintian will still complain about /usr/lib/cgi-bin/fom, but I
> > > have no intention of moving the file, since it needs to be
> > > there for apache to work, since apache won't follow symlinks.
> > I guess you are referring to the message
> > E: faqomatic: file-in-usr-marked-as-conffile /usr/lib/cgi-bin/fom
> > with that.
> > However, it's not good to have conffiles below /usr since /usr might be
> > mounted read-only. Is there really not better solution?
> Well, it isn't exactly a conffile that way. It only needs changed if the
> user wants to modify where faqomatic stores its data. fom is a small perl
> stub that calls perl libraries to do most of the work. Moving it out of
> /usr/lib/cgi-bin will break any setup that doesn't allow apache to follow
> symlinks from cgi-bin. I made it a conffile for the few people who might
> want to modify it, but it isn't likely to fall under the frequent
> modification as some conffiles in /etc
Well, if fom is just a Perl script than I suggest moving the variable code
(e.g., variables) into a conffile /etc/fomrc (or similar) and include this
file within fom with "require '/etc/fomrc';" Does this solve the problem?
-- Christian Schwarz
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