[erlang-questions] Start me up.
Fri Nov 17 13:33:33 CET 2006
> With all this config  it makes sense when one installs on
> /usr/local (it uses /usr/local/etc, /usr/local/var,
> /usr/local/bin) but when installing on /usr it doesn't make
> much sense because it uses /usr/etc, /usr/var . Is this ok
> ? is this a correct default ?
Yes, it is the correct default.
If one is installing in the top directories, e.g. one creates a
Debian package, it seems to be considered a special case.
You should do nothing special in your configure.ac or
Makefile.am, to take that special case into account.
Users/packagers must call configure like that:
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
As you noted, this problem concerns only the sysconfdir and
localstatedir variables. I just checked in the Autoconf
implementation that no other variable is concerned.
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