Re: libmsgcat and sympa : my first packages
>>"Raphael" == Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Raphael> - I don't know if I follow FSSTND with my packages, i've used :
Raphael> - /var/spool/sympa/* for the messages queues
Raphael> - /var/lib/sympa/* for the configuration for the lists and for the
Raphael> archives of the lists !
Should configuration not go under /etc/sympa/? I note th you
do have /etc/sympa.conf; are trhewse configuration files supposed to
be edited by the user? If yes, then they should go under /etc; if
not, then maybe /var/state/sympa should be looked into? And I think
maybe the archives should go into /var/spool or something too.
Raphael> - /usr/lib/sympa for some perl modules (private to sympa)
Raphael> - /etc/sympa.conf for the main configuration file
Raphael> - In order to make sympa works, I had to restart sysklogd
Raphael> with "-r" (UDP logging allowed), so I decide to modify
Raphael> /etc/init.d/sysklogd using sed. Does this break anything
Raphael> in Debian Policy ?
Umm, yes. You are not supposed to modify files belonging to
Raphael> Or should I simply show a message explaining what to do in
Raphael> order to enable it ? Furthermore, I had to modify
Raphael> /etc/syslog.conf (it's handled by debstd) and I want to
Raphael> restart syslog before sympa, but I can't since debstd add
Raphael> some commands to postinst (including the call to sympa
Raphael> start). I can only add it at the very end (by adding a
Raphael> line to debian/tmp/DEBIAN/postinst manually after debstd
Raphael> has run.
I do not have debstd on my machine, so I can't tell what
debstd may be doing, but I am quite uneasy abot this practice too
(Oh, I know other packages do it too, like hylafax; it still makes me
feel uneasy). This also seems to violate the "do not modify another
packages files" rule, but I have no solution short of requesting the
sysklogd package have an update-syslog.conf script.
Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be SHOT AGAIN!
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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