[vdr] vdr 1.7 -> 2.1 upgrade tips (FHS)

Timothy D. Lenz tlenz at vorgon.com
Mon Nov 4 22:58:30 CET 2013

To me, dumping files all over the drives is messy, sloppy, and bad 
practice. Always has been and always will be. Someone just wants to copy 
MS stupidity into linux.

On 11/4/2013 2:16 PM, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 04.11.2013 21:25, Lars Hanisch wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Am 04.11.2013 17:17, schrieb VDR User:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> Have a look to Make.config.template if you want to use vdr 2.x like
>>>>> 1.6
>>>>> running in one single dir!
>>>> Yeah, I saw that sort of thing is doable but it's probably worth my
>>>> while doing things "properly" to fit in with the current way of
>>>> thinking.
>>> It's not `improper` to keep the same pre-FHS structure. A lot of
>>> people don't care about FHS. I personally don't like files spread out
>>> all over the place. Instead I prefer things be kept in a single
>>> location so things are easy to keep track of. For that reason, I also
>>> use ONEDIR=1 in my vdr Make.config. I didn't have to move any files
>>> anywhere and upgraded VDR with no problem.
>>> Don't do something because someone else does it. Do it because it's
>>> what you actually want. If you don't want it that way, why force
>>> yourself to go against your own preference? Especially if you're using
>>> linux where anything goes.
>>   And I'm pretty sure vdr will always support the "one directory"
>> setup, because Klaus is using it (as far as I know).
> You bet! ;-)
> Klaus
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