Having a pretty rough time getting php5 installed
face at CentosPrime.COM
Mon Aug 11 07:56:30 PDT 2008
On 2008-08-11 , at 07:25 , Ben Greenfield wrote:
> It's a question of style. If only Apple stores things in /etc/ then
> Apple can't stomp on your install. If everything MacPorts related is
> installed under /opt/, /opt/ can be blown-away without effecting other
> non MacPorts install.
> The idea is crisp clear lines of delineation to help one manage their
I understand the style, and why it needs to be done that way.
In this case none of the "providers" creates /etc/my.cnf, but they all
will refer to it.
It's a case where being able to manage a system and use it effectively
trumps the ability to manage a software installation and update tool.
I'm not saying that MacPorts should do things any differently.
I'm sharing a technique that will make life easier for someone using a
tool and possibly switching "vendors". With all of the MAMP, LAMP,
etc. possibilities sanity may prevail if *you* decide where the
configuration file will be. ;-)
Chris Janton - face at CentosPrime dot COM
Netminder for Opus1.COM
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