jed-extra: sorting of files into library dirs
g.milde at web.de
Tue Nov 8 10:50:09 UTC 2005
On 13.10.05, Jörg Sommer wrote:
> G. Milde schrieb am Wed 12. Oct, 15:59 (+0200):
> > Where should the modes go?
> /usr/lib/ is wrong. It must /usr/share, because we have architecture
> independent data. -> FHS
> > (Alternatives: /usr/share/jed/site-lib/, /usr/share/jed/jed-extra-lib/)
> I would prefer the last one.
I'd like to keep it short, e.g.
/usr/share/jed/jed-extra/ % as jed only contains SLang code, this
% should be sufficiently clear
/usr/share/lib/jed-extra/ % however, this is not a library in the common
% sense (i.e. no shared library to link to)
> > Drop-ins should therefore go to a separate dir, say ::
> > added to the library path in 50jed-extra.sl.
> > * The default behaviour would be to use the drop-ins if jed-extra
> > is installed
> > * A sysadmin can easily comment out the activation of drop-ins
> > * A user can remove the drop-in/ dir from the library path in jed.rc
> > (a function remove_libdir() in libdir.sl could assist)
> > * Fine-grained activation of drop-ins is possible by copying or symlinking
> > of individual modes to a users (or local) libdir.
This is what the current 50jed-extra.sl does. It is a commented config file
so that the sysadmin can change the package defaults. Further documentation
should be added once the dust settles a bit.
> > > > I could provide a slang script that does this based on a list of
> > > > modes (now in README.Maintainer). Alternatively, this sorting
> > > > could be done in the rules file.
> Would you modify the build-orig.tar_gz?
I would not do the sorting in the orig.tar.gz, as in this case it
would no longer be *orig*. Instead the sort should happen during
the build of jed-extra initiated from the rules file.
Two alternative sorting schemes come to my mind
1. call sort_modes.sl from rules at build to sort into a tmp dir
2. call a modified sort_modes.sl together with build-orig.tar_gz
at download time and let it create a
list. rules would then call dh_install to do the real sorting.
IMO, this second method is more transparent as we ship an explicit list
of files and their placement.
Also, it allows the hand-tuning of jed-extra.install.
> Maybe you can check if all modes
> provides a licence note and we can remove the licence stuff from
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