[csw-maintainers] Migrating config files from /opt/csw/etc to /etc/opt/csw during package update

Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski maciej at opencsw.org
Mon Sep 14 21:37:10 CEST 2009

2009/9/12 Trygve Laugstøl <trygvis at opencsw.org>:
> As I see it there are actually two discussions going on here simultaneously:
> * Handling configuration files for zones and NFS environments
> For this point I think we need to find more examples to be able to figure
> out a reasonable policy.
> * The actual upgrade process and the physical moving of existing
> configuration files

If you want to split it up, I'd suggest three discussions:

1. What should be the guidelines for configuration files for
environments with shared/read-only /opt.[1]
2. The actual migration process which does not involve
shared/read-only /opt ("just move it" works)
3. The actual migration process involving shared/read-only /opt.
("just move it" does not work)

I'm mostly concerned with the discussion number 3, as it's blocking my
work with three pieces of software (cups, unixodbc and tightvnc).
Trygve, since you objected to putting my sample implementation into
testing, can you comment on the suggested solutions or suggest one of
your own?


[1] Phil suggests:

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