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From: Christian Loitsch <gentoo-dev@×××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] configuration of packages
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 12:00:35
1 I spent some time thinking on how to avoid asking a user questions
2 inside ebuild scripts.
4 My idea is to provide a directory (like /usr/share/doc) in which a
5 package can copy additional informations and config files.
6 Also _error-messages_, a file containing a list of created ._cfg*
7 files,... should go in there.
9 This could be useful for packages which need additional configuration,
10 but also provide more complicated config-files, shell-scripts to help
11 configuration... Most packages probably don't need to do this, but this
12 should be a decission of the maintainer.
14 christian