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From Randy Terbush <ra...@Covalent.NET>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Configuration (1/4): Path Layout
Date Tue, 01 Dec 1998 16:08:22 GMT
"Ralf S. Engelschall" <> 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.


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