[csw-maintainers] Adjusting $(DIRPATHS) for sparse zones support with shared /opt

Sebastian Kayser skayser at opencsw.org
Tue Jun 16 22:31:59 CEST 2009

Ben Walton wrote:
> Excerpts from Philip Brown's message of Sat Jun 13 16:04:34 -0400 2009:
>>>   sysconfdir = /etc/opt/csw
>>>   localstatedir = /var/opt/csw
>> i think we should make it the default.
> I second this.

Can we ponder about the /etc stuff a bit? From working with other people
using OpenCSW i know that there is always some kind of confusion as to
where to find configuration files. Most are in /opt/csw/etc, but some
are in /etc/opt/csw.

Our file layout standards page [1] says that machine-specific files
should go to /etc/opt/csw, but even i as a maintainer sometimes find it
difficult to decide whether to place them there or not. Furthermore IIRC
there have been discussions on the list about issues with sparse zone
installations and configuration files beneath /opt.

>From that perspective i would second this change also (only one place to
look for configs, smoother integration with zones), but then there has
been Rupert who raised some concerns about not being able to just share
out /opt/csw any more [2]. Is this common? Is it a requirement that we
can break in order to eventually just have /etc/opt/csw or how would it


[1] http://opencsw.org/standards/layout
[2] http://lists.opencsw.org/pipermail/maintainers/2009-June/002914.html

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