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Re: Pending packages status (10 Mar 2003)
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Volker Quetschke <quetschke at scytek dot de>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 10:58:50 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Pending packages status (10 Mar 2003)
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Volker Quetschke wrote:
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> I send the last mail before I read your mail Earnie.
> |>>> 1. grace
> |>>> ...
> |>> Max did a review in:
> |>> ~ <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-03/msg00267.html>
> |>> and all proposed changes are applied to the packages at the url
> |>> mentioned above.
> |> OK, I've completed the review I began there. I have the following notes:
> |> - The warning about gracerc and gracerc.user being overwritten on
> |> reinstall
> |> is in the README. I'm not sure very many people will read that. I suggest
> |> putting it in the comments actually in the files themselves.
> | IIRC, this is a major flaw. Package configuration files are to not be
> | overwritten upon reinstall. You need to use postinstall scripts to
> | install initial configuration files and not overwrite exsiting
> | configuration files.
> If you plan to change the default settings you should use user defined
> settings, but yes I see the point.
What if you are a system administrator and want to change settings for all
users at once? I agree with Earnie.
> |> - You could do change doc to /usr/grace/doc in the README file. This
> |> would
> |> make it more clear to grace newbies where to find the installed
> |> documentation.
> | Uhm, you mean /usr/doc/grace or do you mean /usr/doc/Cygwin/grace.README?
> The original /usr/grace/README which gets copied to
> /usr/doc/grace-5.1.12 only talks about the doc directory, grace.README
> has the full information in it.
> |> Neither of these are critical - the current packages could be released
> |> as-is - but both of the above are minor improvements that should be
> |> considered.
> | Not following these conventions are critical IMNSHO.
> Ok, if I find a few cycles I will implement the postinstall script.
Hope the following chunk helps:
[ ! -e "/etc/gracerc" ] && cp -a /etc/gracerc.default /etc/gracerc
[ ! -e "/etc/gracerc.user" ] && cp -a /etc/gracerc.user.default /etc/gracerc.user
And include /etc/gracerc.default and /etc/gracerc.user.default in the
package (those can get overwritten).
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