Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Tue, 5 Apr 2011 11:51:32 -0400
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        Michael =?iso-8859-1?Q?Gr=FCnewald?= <michaelgrunewald@yahoo.fr>
Cc:        FreeBSD questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Place to install library of shell functions
Message-ID:  <20110405155132.GC22718@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
In-Reply-To: <4D9B3403.2070704@yahoo.fr>
References:  <4D9B3403.2070704@yahoo.fr>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 05:23:47PM +0200, Michael Grünewald wrote:

> Dear FreeBSD users,
> 
> 
> today I come to you with what seems to be somehow pedantic question:  
> where is the best place to install libraries of shell functions.
> 
> I read hier(4) carefully and it seems the correct place for this would 
> be somewhere under `/usr/local/share':
> 
>                 share/    architecture-independent files

I would go with /usr/local/lib.

////jerry


> 
> On the base systems, many macros (make templates and groff macros) are 
> actually installed under /usr/share.  However, the only library of shell 
> functions I am aware of is `/etc/rc.subr', that landed on this funny 
> location, probably to be pretty sure that this library is on the same 
> filesystem as the scripts under /etc/rc.d.
> 
> Several of the ports install shell scripts under `/usr/local/lib' that 
> hier(4) devotes to  ``shared and archive ar(1)-type libraries''.  These 
> shell scripts are:
> 
> > find /usr/local/lib -name '*.sh'
> /usr/local/lib/tk8.5/tkConfig.sh
> /usr/local/lib/seamonkey/run-mozilla.sh
> /usr/local/lib/libxul/run-mozilla.sh
> /usr/local/lib/rpm/convertrpmrc.sh
> /usr/local/lib/rpm/find-lang.sh
> /usr/local/lib/rpm/getpo.sh
> /usr/local/lib/rpm/u_pkg.sh
> /usr/local/lib/rpm/vpkg-provides.sh
> /usr/local/lib/rpm/vpkg-provides2.sh
> /usr/local/lib/firefox/run-mozilla.sh
> /usr/local/lib/tcl8.5/tclConfig.sh
> /usr/local/lib/thunderbird/run-mozilla.sh
> /usr/local/lib/llvm-gcc-2.8/gcc/x86_64-portbld-freebsd8.2/4.2.1/install-tools/fixinc.sh
> 
> Two files (the `/usr/local/lib/tcl8.5/tclConfig.sh' one and the 
> `s/tcl/tk/g' one) are actually shell script libraries (defining a bunch 
> of variables), and all the others are ancillary scripts, that would 
> maybe better fit in `/usr/local/libexec'.
> 
> So, practical experience does not really second my a priori that these 
> files sould go under the `share' hierarchy and I would like to have your 
> opinion on this question.
> -- 
> Best Regards,
> Michael
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list
> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe@freebsd.org"



Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?20110405155132.GC22718>