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Re: [virt-tools-list] [libvirt] ANNOUNCE: virt-manager 0.9.3



On 07/18/2012 01:50 PM, Jason Helfman wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 01:17:29PM -0400, Cole Robinson thus spake:
>> On 07/17/2012 07:39 PM, Jason Helfman wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I noticed in virt-manager, it has an exec on /usr/bin/python. In FreeBSD,
>>> this is /usr/local/bin/python. Is there a way I can change this either
>>> through a configure flag at build time, or patch a Makefile?
>>>
>>
>> Not at the moment.
> 
> Doh!
> 
>>
>> Hmm, the system python binary is under /usr/local? That doesn't seem right,
>> /usr/local is supposed to be where things go when a user installs things by
>> hand. For example none of the software the Fedora distributes put anything in
>> /usr/local, but by default ./configure && make install for most software roots
>> things under /usr/local.
>>
>> If freebsd is really doing that, it would probably require some makefile and
>> configure tweaking to work on both platforms. Are you just trying to get
>> virt-manager working personally, or packaging it (whatever that entails) to be
>> distributed with freebsd?
> 
> Both. The default for FreeBSD is to install to /usr/local, as no software in
> our ports collection is part of our base operating system. Having
> configurability would be optimal.
>>
>>> One more bit. NLS on FreeBSD is installed to /usr/local/share/locale, and
>>> noticed in the po/Makefile:
>>>
>>> libdir = ${exec_prefix}/lib
>>> DATADIRNAME = lib
>>> itlocaledir = $(prefix)/$(DATADIRNAME)/locale
>>>
>>> I was wondering what flag I could use to get NLS to go to
>>> /usr/local/share/locale and not /usr/local/lib/locale
>>>
>>>   --bindir=DIR            user executables [EPREFIX/bin]
>>>   --sbindir=DIR           system admin executables [EPREFIX/sbin]
>>>   --libexecdir=DIR        program executables [EPREFIX/libexec]
>>>   --sysconfdir=DIR        read-only single-machine data [PREFIX/etc]
>>>   --sharedstatedir=DIR    modifiable architecture-independent data
>>> [PREFIX/com]
>>>   --localstatedir=DIR     modifiable single-machine data [PREFIX/var]
>>>   --libdir=DIR            object code libraries [EPREFIX/lib]
>>>   --includedir=DIR        C header files [PREFIX/include]
>>>   --oldincludedir=DIR     C header files for non-gcc [/usr/include]
>>>   --datarootdir=DIR       read-only arch.-independent data root [PREFIX/share]
>>>   --datadir=DIR           read-only architecture-independent data
>>> [DATAROOTDIR]
>>>   --infodir=DIR           info documentation [DATAROOTDIR/info]
>>>   --localedir=DIR         locale-dependent data [DATAROOTDIR/locale]
>>>   --mandir=DIR            man documentation [DATAROOTDIR/man]
>>>   --docdir=DIR            documentation root [DATAROOTDIR/doc/virt-manager]
>>>   --htmldir=DIR           html documentation [DOCDIR]
>>>   --dvidir=DIR            dvi documentation [DOCDIR]
>>>   --pdfdir=DIR            pdf documentation [DOCDIR]
>>>   --psdir=DIR             ps documentation [DOCDIR]
>>>
>>
>> I'm not entirely sure I follow, but I'd try playing around with --libdir or
>> --datadir.
> 
> I figured I would do that, but would this change the installation path of
> anything else?
> 

Possibly, you'll just have to give it a go and see. Another option would be to
find another app in bsd ports that installs gettext files, and see what they
are doing to install things to the correct location.

- Cole


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