Subject: Re: packaging a ripper front end, questions
To: Gavan Fantom <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/16/2001 11:29:20
On Wed, 16 May 2001, Gavan Fantom wrote:

> On Wed, 16 May 2001, David Brownlee wrote:
> > 	/usr/pkg/share contains data files that are CPU/arch independent,
> > 	I think mp3s probably qualify :)
> Is /usr/pkg really the right place to be putting output from the script?
> By means of a (slightly silly) comparison, you wouldn't expect vi to save
> files in /usr/share by default. Or netscape to default to /usr/pkg/share.
> Or INN to set up it's spool in /usr/pkg/share.
	We have a /usr/pkg/share/httpd/htdocs. 'spool' implies transient
	files, which I would hope my mp3s were not :)

> Maybe ~/mp3 (although I can see a lot of people running as root,
> and /root normally lives on the root partition so this might not be so
> good), just "mp3/" (relative to the cwd - works for me with this script),
> "/usr/mp3" (It's where I personally tend to store mp3s, but probably not a
> good thing to set as a default) or "/var/mp3" or "/var/spool/mp3"
	I would prefer one of /usr/pkg/share/mp3 ~/mp3 ./mp3
	Thinking about it ~/mp3 probably makes the most sense.

> > 	Can it read config from /usr/pkg/etc/ripit.conf and ~/.ripit.conf?
> > 	(or be extended to do so :)
> It's just a few perl variables at the start of the script so it should be
> possible. That still leaves the question of defaults though. :)

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