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

Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski maciej at opencsw.org
Tue Sep 15 20:14:17 CEST 2009

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Philip Brown <phil at bolthole.com> wrote:
> 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 ?

I was thinking about this... what if someone has mysql4 also
installed? Perhaps some sort of "switch" app, which would change the
symlinks, would be good. I need to think about it some more.

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

It depends on how is the autodetection done (if at all ;-) ), I'd give
symlinks a shot and see if there is any yelling from the users.

> 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? :-)


I've already done some work towards this end, but I was recently
shaving a yak. I should have something to show within a week or two. I
don't use MySQL on Solaris myself, I'm not sure if I'm the best
candidate for a long-term MySQL maintainer, but I can at least, for
the fun of it, bring the build to the form in which it works and can
be easily handed off to another person.


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