[systemd-devel] [PATCH 0/2] Using XML entities for paths in manpages

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Fri May 29 02:29:13 PDT 2015

On Thu, 28.05.15 10:47, Filipe Brandenburger (filbranden at google.com) wrote:

> On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:44 AM, Michael Biebl <mbiebl at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2015-05-28 19:41 GMT+02:00 Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com>:
> >> \o/ Many thanks Filipe, that's great! Biggest patch gone :)
> >
> > A huge thanks from me as well to everyone involved!
> Lennart: Thanks for applying it.
> Martin and Michael: You're welcome, glad to help!
> We're actually still missing a small part of it (A sentence like
> "Files in /etc have the highest priority, files in /run take
> precedence over files with the same name in */usr/lib*." in files like
> hwdb.xml, the last /usr/lib won't get fixed) but it requires new
> variables. I'm leaning towards introducing a rootsysconfdir=/etc and
> rootlibdir=$(rootprefix)/lib (we already have a rootbindir) so I'll
> follow up with a patch doing that.

In these cases we actually end up looking in both /usr/lib and /lib
usually (with exceptions). Hence be careful if you want to correct
this in the man pages.

I'd prefer not to document both paths if both are supported
simultaneously, distros and users should be pushed to only consider
one of the two even if we read from both.


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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