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Re: pkg/40290: multimedia/mediatomb doesn't install example config.xml

The following reply was made to PR pkg/40290; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Matthias Scheler <>
Subject: Re: pkg/40290: multimedia/mediatomb doesn't install example config.xml
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 18:55:31 +0000

 On 29 Dec 2008, at 18:49, Jared D. McNeill wrote:
 > I don't understand; why would it write to that file if it already  
 > exists (see above)?
 Because it has a web interface that can be used to change the  
 >> >   The rc.d script should also give the option of overriding the
 >> >   username and group passed to the mediatomb binary.
 >> The user and group name can be set at built time.
 > That's a pretty poor workaround Matthias, you should still be able  
 > to override it with mediatomb_flags (which is not possible today  
 > unless you edit the rc.d script by hand).
 > FYI, the Ubuntu package for mediatomb-daemon has the following  
 > features:
 > * Installs a default config file to /etc/mediatomb/config.xml
 Which they can only do because they don't allow you to set things
 like the installation path or the configuration directory.
 > * Installs a startup script to /etc/init.d/mediatomb
 The "mediatomb" package contains a startup script. If your system
 is configured accordingly it will automatically be copied to
 "/etc/rc.d" during installation.
        Kind regards
 Matthias Scheler                 

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