cvs commit: ALFS/halfling/src halfling.c lib.c main.c tags.c

Mark Hymers markh at
Sat Oct 5 13:11:19 PDT 2002

On Sat, 05, Oct, 2002 at 06:41:42PM +0200, Neven Has spoke thus..
> On Fri, Oct 04, 2002 at 05:55:55PM +0100, Mark Hymers wrote:
> > >        base = xmlGetProp(cur, "base");
> > 
> > Is that correct?  Surely if there is no base specified, it should
> > default to the pwd?
> If frontend and backend are separated, and on different machines, PWD is
> not well defined and it's not clear what it should be. I don't think
> that directory in which backend is started should be the one that
> matters. Especially since the backed would be a daemon in that case,
> ideally started only once on that remote machine.
> IMHO, / should be the default directory when no base is specified, and
> that "feature" should be defined by the syntax, so that the profile
> writers can rely on it?
> All this if the above is about "base" attribute in general, not some
> specific case in the code.

Ah, I was referring to the specific case in the code but I think you
have a point; I hadn't considered the case where back and frontends are
seperate but to keep the syntax generalisable your suggestion seems right.


Mark Hymers <markh at linuxfromscratch dot org>

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