I am creating a port for a Python program called "clustershell", and I'd
like some advice as to how to handle a hard-coded config file search
The clustershell program looks for configuration in a number of places,
with "/etc/clustershell/" hard-coded as the first path, so I have to
change it to use the prefix set at build time. What I was wondering is,
what method should I use to make the change?
The first thing I was thinking of doing is using "reinplace" directly on
the file in question, in the pre-build phase. The section method I came
up with was to use a patch file to change the line, replacing "/etc"
with "PREFIX_GOES_HERE" (or something), and then using reinplace to put
in the correct path.
Both methods do the same thing, but in my mind the second method is
better because it makes absolutely sure I am only changing one part of
the file. Also, if the code changes in a future version, the patch will
fail to apply. That will help me from missing changes.
Does anyone have any advice as to how best to proceed? I appreciate any
advice you can provide!
~ Karl Kornel
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