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

Garrick Staples garrick at
Thu Jan 12 09:44:36 MST 2006

On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 10:13:49AM -0500, Bisbal, Prentice alleged:
> 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? 

Because OpenPBS was written by computer scientists and grad students :)

> 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.

With the next branch, I plan to re-write the autotools stuff.  Then we
can get a confdir.

Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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