Re: What to do with a '.pm' that has to be customized?
Stephane Bortzmeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I maintain a Perl package, BioPerl, which has one '.pm' which is supposed to
> be customized for local characteristics, before installing. I'm wondering how
> to handle it and I would like to know if someone already got the problem:
> 1) Customize it for Debian and do not let users customize it. Unfortunately,
> the variables to define are really site-dependant.
> 2) Install it, but flag it as a conffile. May be lintian will not like
> conffiles in /usr/share/perl?
> 3) Rewrite the module to have it 'use' the real conffile, in /etc/bioperl...
> Difficult (especially if the upstream maintainer does not want to integrate my
> patches) but cleaner.
With libnet-perl, I intend to make the the config file a symlink to
For the moment I just want to get the update package out the door.