[ic] 5.7.2: /catalogs is evil

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Tue Oct 27 19:29:19 UTC 2009

On Tue, 27 Oct 2009, Toni Mueller wrote:

> I'm playing around with a brand-new 5.7.2, and it creates /catalogs 
> right there in the root of the file system. This breaks all FHS and 
> other standards or conventions that I am aware of. I'd like to see a 
> sane default value for this setting, like one of
> /var/lib/catalogs (Linux only?)
> /usr/local/share/catalogs
> /usr/local/libdata/catalogs
> /srv/interchange/catalogs (Linux only?)
> /home/interchange/catalogs
> Please...


You must have run into some configuration-specific bug. It doesn't do that 
for me, and defaults to ~/catalogs.

Can you give us more details about your operating system, Perl version, 
and maybe a transcript of your make install & makecat runs in a pastebin 


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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