[lm-sensors] [RFC] lm-sensors-3.1.0: Create /etc/sensors.d during installation

Gabriel C crazy at frugalware.org
Wed Feb 25 14:36:01 CET 2009

Jean Delvare wrote:

> Hi Andre,
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 11:20:09 +0100, Andre Prendel wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:11:21AM +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
>>> On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:49:23 +0100, Andre Prendel wrote:
>>>> lm-sensors-3.1.0 will introduce multiple configuration files support. The
>>>> related directory /etc/sensors.d is not created by default. Maybe we
>>>> should do that during installation, shouldn't we?
>>> I agree. While this directory isn't required, its presence will make
>>> people realize that they can put configuration files there. Want to
>>> give it a try?
>> Do you know how other packages handle such things? You are a packager
>> too, aren't you? Maybe we should leave that to the packagers?
> I package some projects in openSUSE but not that many, and none of them
> has an /etc/*.d directory so I can't compare. I don't see why this
> should be left to the packager. We define the default as we see fit,
> and then each packager is free to chose which file they package and
> which they don't.
> All I can say is that all /etc/*.d directories in openSUSE belong to at
> least one package. And sometimes the directory is empty
> (/etc/aliases.d, /etc/depmod.d). So it seems to be expected that
> packages create these directories.
>> Nevertheless, IMO we should provide the infrastructure (directory
>> layout) for the multiple configuration files support.
> Yes, I agree, let's create directory sensors.d as part of the
> installation process.

Maybe something like the following patch ? :

( maybe some README file in this directory won't be bad to have ? )

Index: etc/Module.mk
--- etc/Module.mk	(Revision 5663)
+++ etc/Module.mk	(Arbeitskopie)
@@ -24,12 +24,14 @@
 ETCTARGET := $(MODULE_DIR)/sensors.conf.default
 ETCINSTALL := $(ETCDIR)/sensors3.conf
+ETCINSTALL_DIR_D := $(ETCDIR)/sensors.d
 # No all rule
 	if [ ! -e $(DESTDIR)$(ETCINSTALL) ] ; then \

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