john heasley heas at
Tue Sep 9 18:29:17 UTC 2003

Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 12:32:37PM -0400, Okan Demirmen:
> i've somewhat looked through the archives to find this question, but
> haven't found one yet - point me there if this has been asked before.
> i was wondering if anyone thought of splitting up $BASEDIR. the 
> reason i ask is because i would like to throw bin/* into LOCALBASE/bin/*
> and util/* into LOCALBASE/share/rancid/* where LOCALBASE is whatever
> you wish (/opt /opt/local /usr/local ...). then move logs/ into
> another location, ie /var/<somewhere> and toss bin/env into
> /etc/<something>. (cvs is easy to move with CVSROOT)
> all this is fairly easy to do for most everything is shell or perl, but
> i was wondering if the group/list was interested in patches to see
> this happen.

This is something that I'd like to do for the release after next; follow the
autoconf placement/dir structure more closely.  ie: bin/env should be
etc/rancid.conf, util/* should be in share/rancid, log file directory
should be configurable, and so on.

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