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Date:      Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:11:28 -0500
From:      Matthew Pherigo <hybrid120@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: lang/nimrod doesn't compile anything [SOLVED]
Message-ID:  <-2000055167906712389@unknownmsgid>
In-Reply-To: <20140319094527.254a8fd2.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <85FE6DC9-3D0D-4AAE-BEF7-5F0649DE1E14@gmail.com> <BF6037B3-5223-45D1-93B3-DF80B914CEBE@gmail.com> <20140319094527.254a8fd2.freebsd@edvax.de>

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Definitely! I'm writing the maintainer today, along with another bug
I've encountered. (Though, the problem may actually be in the app
itself and not in the port.)

--Matt

> On Mar 19, 2014, at 3:45 AM, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:32:48 -0500, Matthew Pherigo wrote:
>> Hey all,
>>
>> After some googling that I didn't think to do before,
>> I was able to fix it! For the future problem-sufferers,
>> here's what's going on. Apparently, does not look for
>> its configuration file in anything other than /etc/nimrod.cfg.
>> A simple ln -s fixed it.
>
> That surely is an intermediate solution, but far from
> perfect or even "accepted". The /etc directory is reserved
> for system files (of the OS), and nimrod is an additional
> package, so according to "man hier", it should have its
> configuration files in /usr/local/etc. Either should an
> environmental variable or a command line option be present,
> but it will probably be a better idea to write to the
> maintainer and ask him to fix this bug.
>
> The symlink you've created is not recorded by any means
> of packaging tools, so if you update or remove things,
> it will be left, possibly causing trouble later on which
> nobody can imagine at the moment.
>
> What you're seeing seems to be a typical "Linuxism". :-)
>
>
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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