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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 scott@debian.org 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?



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