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From Randy Terbush <ra...@Covalent.NET>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configuration (1/4): Path Layout
Date Tue, 01 Dec 1998 17:03:35 GMT

+1  I'd encourage you to go ahead and commit this so that we can begin 
working on the other issues. It will make it easier to produce a patch 
to resolve these other outstanding issues since there are some
overlaps.


"Ralf S. Engelschall" <rse@engelschall.com> writes:
> 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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