[csw-maintainers] cswclassutils splitting

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Tue Oct 12 03:50:23 CEST 2010

On 10/11/10, Ben Walton <bwalton at opencsw.org> wrote:
> I see a few options for handling this:
> 1. Include it as part of CSWcommon.
> 2. Have any script that uses it do:
>    [ -d /var/opt/csw/cswclassutils ] || mkdir -p /var/opt/csw/cswclassutils
> 3. Have the same action as above, but put it in a postinstall script
>    for any package requiring the directory.
> I personally favour option 2, but would like to hear what others think.

I think option 2 would be best, when combined with a prototype entry
for it as well.
The whole point of classutils, is to remove postinstall scripts, so
having them trigger one rather goes against the grain :)
Class action scripts should, in my opinion, be very VERY resilient, so
the conditional  mkdir sounds like an exellent safety measure.

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