RANCID & package managers

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Fri Jun 10 01:11:14 UTC 2005

Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 05:50:42PM -0700, Netmanager:
> So I want to make a RANCID package for a popular ports package 
> manager for OS X (DarwinPorts).  I like all my open source apps to 
> live in a special place.  Would it be better to install all of RANCID 
> into the package's {prefix}/var/rancid or to just put the 
> localstatedir (logs, repository, groups) there and let bin, etc, man, 
> share go into the package manager's {prefix}/bin, {prefix}/etc, 
> {prefic}/man, etc. amongst all he other packages stuff?  Opinions on 
> whuch is a better way?  Thank you.

I am blissfully unaware of DarwinPorts, but I'll suggest that you look
at how freebsd's rancid port does it or look at an existing simple
DarwinPort; maybe bind or net-snmp.

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