Re: how to handle configuration that modifies files in /usr
On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 11:57:56PM +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> How would you suggest that I go about packaging this? I can certainly
> install the #1 files as .in (#3) files because Debian already guards
> against loss of customization. But I still have the same problem,
> albeit a little smaller. I guess I could move the .in (#3) files to
> /usr/share/mharc or the like, but configuration still changes the
> files in /usr/lib/mharc, and I don't know how to deal with that. Do I
> have to move all the scripts that suffer from this to /var and leave
> the .in files in place? Mh. This might actually be the best idea...
How about "you *gasp* patch the damm thing"?
use lib '@@SW_ROOT@@/lib';
just install MHArc::Stuff to /usr/share/perl5/MHArc/Stuff.pm and do
without that line...
my $mbox_archive_root = '@@MBOX_DIR@@';
Instead of that, do something like:
$mbox_archive_root = "/some/root";
$::mbox_archive_root ||= $Defaults::mbox_archive_root;
pack the whole thing in a sub, replace the do EXPR by something like
AppConfig, put some error handling in there. But I guess you get the
Oh, yes, put the files in /etc/mharc/list/config.rc and devise a method
to pass the proper list to the scripts. CGI parameters or whatever...