[PATCH] add 'modules path' and handle 'configure --with-configdir' right
vorlon at netexpress.net
Sat Nov 23 22:21:01 GMT 2002
On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 09:52:36PM +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > >There's already a directory for architecture specific library files -
> > >libexec. We haven't needed to use this so much before so it probably
> > >isn't supported in configure.in. How about $(LIBEXECDIR)/modules as
> > >a location for the vfs modules?
> What's the exact difference between lib and libexec? The FHS doesn't
> seem to have libexec and some other OS'es seem to put executables that
> are not to be called directly by users in libexec.
This is the distinction between the two as I understand it, and it's
certainly been the GNU explanation for the difference. The FHS folds
libexec back into lib, however. Since /usr/libexec/ contains only
subdirectories (in theory), this isn't much of a problem either way.
I fall on the FHS side of the fence, if only because it makes tab
completion easier. ;)
> > I would preferr to use LIBDIR/samba , LIBDIR/samba/modules ,
> > LIBEXECDIR/samba or LIBEXEC/samba/modules (but I would like one of the
> > first two)
> Most programs with modules put them in some directory in
> /usr/lib/<name-of-program> - that would be the best place imho, since the
> plugins are really just libraries that are only loaded 'manually'.
> > I also don't like the valid.dat , upcase.dat, lowcase.dat installed to
> > LIBDIR they should go to LIBDIR/samba/ or CONFIGDIR/ (we should always use
> > the subdir samba, exept BINDIR and SBINDIR)
> valid.dat, upcase.dat and lowcase.dat should be in $(PREFIX)/share/samba (for FHS at
Correct. There's also the dichotomy between installing samba into a
private heirarchy (/usr/local/samba/share/), and installing it as part
of the system (/usr/local/share/samba/ or /usr/share/samba/). This is
the problem with saying "we should always use the subdir samba", because
there are still unbelievers who don't want this. :)
 <wild gesticulation in the direction of Slackware> :)
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