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Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx.cfg location policy, libdir vs. sysconfdir

From: Thorsten Glaser
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx.cfg location policy, libdir vs. sysconfdir
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 11:42:03 +0000 (UTC)

Stef Caunter dixit:

> On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>> Rado S dixit:
>>> Moin moin,
>>> is there any reason that I couldn't think of on my own why
>>> lynx.cfg is placed in libdir rather than sysconfdir?
>> Also, libdir is used for the location of the lynx help
>> files, which don't belong to (e.g.) $LOCALBASE/lib but
>> to $LOCALBASE/share (see the MirPort at
>> especially the docdir= and helpdir= parts).

> It is already definable from both configure and userdefs.h so location is 
> going
> to change on that basis anyway. Users can specify 'lynx -cfg foo', and there
> are options and aliases to command-line parameters. I think you make the least
> number of people unhappy by not changing anything and leaving it up to the
> distro.

The issue is not that, but that libdir is used wrongly (seman-
tically), it should be sysconfdir (for lynx.cfg and lynx.lss)
and (I think) datadir (for docs and help).

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