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Re: pkg/42328: setting PKG_SYSCONFDIR.minicom creates directory permission problems

The following reply was made to PR pkg/42328; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Steven Drake <>
Subject: Re: pkg/42328: setting PKG_SYSCONFDIR.minicom creates directory
 permission problems
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 16:03:11 +1300 (NZDT)

 On Tue, 17 Nov 2009, OBATA Akio wrote:
 >  On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 07:30:05 +0900, Steven Drake 
 > <> wrote:
 >  >  On the same subject why not  PKG_SYSCONFSUBDIR.${PKG_SYSCONFVAR}?
 >  >  eg. PKG_SYSCONFSUBDIR.slp=slp
 >  It make hard to maintain packages using PKG_SYSCONFBASEDIR for configure.
 >  (need additional patches to configurable subdir name)
 First PKG_SYSCONFBASEDIR is not mentioned the developer's guide and I 
 completely overlooked it existence. (sort of read it as PKG_SYSCONFBASE)
 From looking at a couple of packages, it is used when PKG_SYSCONFSUBDIR is 
 set and a reference to it parent is needed.  However if 
 PKG_SYSCONFDIR.${PKG_SYSCONFVAR} is set that ability is completely gone!
 Case and point PR#42327 (setting PKG_SYSCONFDIR.cups=/etc) and yes I 
 submitted it.
 This takes as back to your earlier point: 
 >  Probably, PKG_SYSCONFSUBDIR should be reset if 
 >  defined.
 From a users point of view I want packages to look for config file were I
 want them! (eg. the same place as the os/distribution package).
 For example some settings I use:
 PKG_SYSCONFDIR.openssh= /etc/ssh
 PKG_SYSCONFDIR.cups=    /etc/cups
 PKG_SYSCONFDIR.minicom=        /etc
 However there are two types of PKG_SYSCONFSUBDIR's, one is an optional user
 preference, (eg. the minicom & ssh subdirs) and the other (a rear case) is 
 when the ./configure script forces its use.
 Perhaps the hole logic regarding how PKG_SYSCONFDIR and PKG_SYSCONFBASEDIR
 are set to be reworked?  
 IMO create a new variable (eg. REQD_PKG_SYSCONFSUBDIR) and patch the few 
 packages (11 of them) that need it.

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