[ircd-ratbox] [PATCH] ratbox-services: DESTDIR & .db location

Lee H lee at leeh.co.uk
Tue May 17 10:40:25 EDT 2005

On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 03:51:18PM +0200, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
> Well, ok, it's everyone's own decision what to enforce on the world ;-)
> OTOH I'm sure you will not find any reasonable Unix software packager
> who will agree with you in placing such a database file under etc/.

The problem is, I dont think services (and ircd) are particularly suited to
being installed machine-wide.  When its installed into a local directory, or
its own complete subdirectory, the structure becomes largely irrelevant.

The config file is hardcoded which means its one installation per person who
wants to use it, and the fact it shouldnt be started as root, yet needs to
be tied to a non-root username makes doing it with a package manager an odd
decision to say the least.

-                 Lee H // anfl
-        I code, therefore I break things.
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