David Aguilar wrote:
> Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Johannes Sixt <j...@kdbg.org> wrote:
> >> Am 21.09.2013 13:47, schrieb Felipe Contreras:
> >>> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> >>> index 3588ca1..18081bf 100644
> >>> --- a/Makefile
> >>> +++ b/Makefile
> >>> @@ -1010,7 +1010,7 @@ ifndef sysconfdir
> >>> ifeq ($(prefix),/usr)
> >>> sysconfdir = /etc
> >>> else
> >>> -sysconfdir = etc
> >>> +sysconfdir = $(prefix)/etc
> >> Not good: There is a reason why this is a relative path. Please dig
> >> history, it's pretty clear.
> >It's pretty clear it's *not* a relative path.
> >What is relative about 'sysconfdir = /etc'?
> Thanks Johannes. Felipe, the history and this comment from the makefile
> should shed some light on it:
> # Among the variables below, these:
> # gitexecdir
> # template_dir
> # sysconfdir
> # can be specified as a relative path some/where/else;
> # this is interpreted as relative to $(prefix) and "git" at
> # runtime figures out where they are based on the path to the executable.
They *can* be, but not necessarily so, and in particular sysconfig for probably
99% of the users is not relative, it's /etc.
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