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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <...@engelschall.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configuration (1/4): Path Layout
Date Tue, 01 Dec 1998 16:22:05 GMT

In article <x7u2zfonex.fsf@montana.covalent.net> you wrote:
> "Ralf S. Engelschall" <rse@engelschall.com> writes:
>> Configuration (1/4): Path Layout [config-layout]
>> ------------------------------------------------
>> 
>> This patch tries to complete Randys work to change the default path layout in
>> APACI to the layout of --compat in a more generalized way.
>> 
>>  o there is no longer a _default_ path layout. This means
>>    the user _HAS_ to specifiy a path layout _explicitly_.  Only this way we
>>    can avoid confusion again because silently changing the layout to --compat
>>    would again cause confusion.
>> 
>>  o added a generic --with-layout=[FILE:]ID option. It has
>>    to be used to select the installation path layout.  ID here is a layout
>>    indentifier, currently "Apache" and "GNU" are pre-defined in the file
>>    config.layout.  Custom layouts are possible by using FILE:ID as the
>>    argument. Then the layout ID is taken from FILE. This makes the life of
>>    package vendors a little bit easier and avoids specifying thousends of
>>    options every time.
>> 
>>  o the config.layout file consists of <Layout ID>..</Layout> sections
>>    where inside those sections "path_variable: path_value" pairs can be
>>    specified. Those lines are converted to path_variable='path_value' shell
>>    commands under --with-layout.
>> 
>>  o removed --compat option. This is now --with-layout=Apache.
>> 
>>  o renamed --layout option to --show-layout to be more consistent
>>    with --with-layout option.

> I've not tested this yet but it looks good. I'll begin testing
> shortly. I would say that I think we had better not *remove* these
> flags but just make them synonymous with the new flags.

Ok, no problem. We can easily provide backward compatibilty. I'll add this.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall
                                       rse@engelschall.com
                                       www.engelschall.com

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