configure defaults are changed in CVS Was: Re: [torquedev] Re:[torqueusers] Canonical list of best practice build flags ?

Martin Schafföner martin.schaffoener at
Thu Jan 12 09:34:57 MST 2006

On Thursday 12 January 2006 16:13, Bisbal, Prentice wrote:
> While we're on the topic of configuration options and
> builing/installing, may I ask a few questions or offer suggestions?
> Why is it that the config files go in the spool directory, instead of
> $prefix/etc or /etc/torque?
> Spool directories are meant for temporary files that are waiting to be
> processed, such as mail messages waiting to be delivered, or files
> waiting to be printed.
> I tried specifying the confdir as /etc/local/torque in the config dir,
> but it was ignored.
> This would be consistent with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS),
> which most Linux distributions have been making some effort to comply
> with.

GOOD point. I never dared to ask...

Martin Schafföner

Cognitive Systems Group, Institute of Electronics, Signal Processing and 
Communication Technologies, Department of Electrical Engineering, 
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
Phone: +49 391 6720063

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