[csw-pkgsubmissions] newpkgs clamav, libclam6, libclam6_devel

Peter FELECAN pfelecan at opencsw.org
Fri Dec 24 12:50:41 CET 2010

Philip Brown <phil at bolthole.com> writes:

> On 12/23/10, Peter FELECAN <pfelecan at opencsw.org> wrote:
>> Philip Brown <phil at bolthole.com> writes:
>>> seems pretty non-ambiguous to me.
>>> "run time only". == "only data generated at run time".
>> This mean that if the data is not generated at run-time it cannot be put
>> there?
>> What about the files distributed by SUNWapch2r? They are in /var/apache2
>> and there are files and directories not generated at run-time. Isn't it?
>> Is that in contradiction with your interpretation?
> Let me point out that you are referencing a Sun package, and comparing
> it to CSW packages.
> Sun does not always do things sanely.
> For example, shipping the *config* files for smf, under /var.
> idiotic.

Ah, the eternal ending argument: Sun does "idiotic" things...

> SUNWapch2r seems to be similarly stupid.
> btw: directories under /var/opt are no problem.

If you take 30s you can see that is not only directories but also files.

>> The maintainer explained very clearly why it must be in the place that
>> the files are but maybe this is a case of "whatever the maintainer feels
>> like"? Maybe disrupting a clamav installation is of the "best" quality
>> for the corporate world?
> Its not a matter of "no you cant configure the program to *use* /var/opt".
> It's merely a matter of not "shipping them *in* /var/opt".
> ie, "dont put files in /var/opt as part of your 'prototype' file".
> There isnt a problem with a postinstall script copying files into
> /var/opt/csw, from elsewhere, as I already explicitly said on this
> thread.
> It's fairly trivial for "the maintainer" to toss together a
> postinstall script to copy them from somewhere else. Should take all
> of 10 minutes.

This is what I dislike the most: "fairly trivial", "should take 10
minutes", this way you decide what the given maintainer should do with
his time.


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