Subject: Re: Packages for NetBSD (Was: Why are there two 4.4BSD dev. groups)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marc Boschma <email@example.com>
Date: 01/12/1995 09:30:37
On Wed, 11 Jan 1995 09:04:57 +1100 Giles Lean wrote:
>Not always possible. Much software needs to know where it is going
>to be installed when it is compiled.
You could always factor our these dependencies into one file the gets
compiled (not so good for a compiler package I know, but NetBSD
already hands out the compiler so null issue ?). Better yet, maybe one
directory is set aside for configuration information, much like X's
app-defaults. You could even go to the trouble of setting up a library
which supports something like this:
#include <NetBSD/Config.h> /* include proto's */
#define LIBDIR "/usr/local/lib" /* default if all else fails */
char *your_home = ConfigGet(package_name, "LIBDIR", LIBDIR);
#define LIBDIR "/usr/local/lib" /* hard wired */
char *your_home = LIBDIR;
>As I noted in the netbsd-packages mailing list (contact majordomo@Good.com)
>we will need a filesystem layout to be 'standard' for installed packages.
>People who can't use the standard can use symbolic links; the default
>should not require this.
This often leads to many sym-links over time has new hard disks get
added, etc. The package install utility could recommend defaults that
fit a 'standard' layout.
Marc Boschma Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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