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From "GOMEZ Henri" <>
Subject RE: [JPackage-devel] FW: jakarta ant 1.4.1/1.5 ant script
Date Fri, 03 May 2002 10:22:40 GMT
>> Even if we reverted to $ANT_HOME strategy, for compatibility 
>purposes, i'd 
>> like to use an unified policy for this, aka always use the 
>same directory for 
>> $SOMETHING_HOME, be it tomcat, xindice, or ant. And the best 
>candidate are 
>> /etc/ant (as apache use /etc/httpd), or /usr/share/ant instead of 
>> /usr/lib/ant (non-platform specific code).
>Ok. I've checked again, as may apps use /usr/share as 
>/usr/lib, so so be
>it. lsb uses /lib for its scripts. 
>/etc is also ok if we want all scripts exposed in /usr/bin, and lib is
>symlinked to something else.
>> And i don't see the need of storing any state for ant, so 
>the need of using 
>> something in /var. If it is configuration, /etc/ant is much 
>Problem is, configuration is done mac-style by dropping jars in a
>standard folder. I don't want jars in /etc, this would break to many
>things (including typical sizing of /etc partitions). So /var/lib/is a
>good candidate, since it's here to get content that is intended to
>change (as conf is prone to).

Ok, if your script is ready, thank to send us the patch file against
1.5b so I could release the 1.5b rpm asap

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