[csw-maintainers] Packages with private /opt/csw/foo directory

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Fri Sep 11 18:04:23 CEST 2009

well,, there are multiple potential "issues" at play here.
on the one hand, I understand your frustration at not having it
normally in the path.
But what would be the side effects of having a symlink
/opt/csw/bin/mysql -> /opt/csw/mysql5/bin/mysql ?

Would it break auto-detection of mysql location, when compiling?

and... is that ok anyway, since we dont have auto-detection now anyway? :-)

It may indeed be appropriate to adjust our mysql5 package to have the
symlink in there.

BTW: would you be intersted in taking over our mysql package, for
purposes of updating, and putting the symlink in there?
(pleasepleasepleaseplease? :-)

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 1:33 AM, Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski
<maciej at opencsw.org> wrote:
> Most packages put their files in /opt/csw; but some seem to be
> special, and use /opt/csw/${something}. For instance, MySQL 5 uses
> /opt/csw/mysql5. I understand that it's a way of having multiple
> versions of MySQL on one system at the same time, but it's somewhat
> annoying to not have the mysql binaries in the PATH right after
> installation. Was /opt/csw/mysql5 with a separate bin with no symlinks
> from /opt/csw/bin a solution that was a result of a discussion, or was
> is only because the maintainer just did it this way?
> Maciej
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