RANCID & package managers

Ed Ravin eravin at panix.com
Fri Jun 10 03:59:13 UTC 2005

On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 07:59:19PM -0600, Justin Grote wrote:
> Netmanager wrote:
> >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?

I prefer to stuff things in /usr/local, but I just had to move RANCID
into /usr/local/rancid because we already had a program here named "par"
(filter for reformatting paragraphs).

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