[arch-general] Acceptable for AIF to copy files?

Matthew Gyurgyik pyther at pyther.net
Sun Nov 21 21:06:10 CET 2010


I want to add extlinux support in AIF. However, unlike grub, where 
grub-install takes care of everything, extlinux requires /boot/syslinux 
to be created and some files from /usr/lib/syslinux to be copied to 

Initially I though that creating a extlinux pkg that would include the 
needed file in /boot would be a good idea. Needless to say, there is 
mixed opinion on this. See link for more info: 


Is it acceptable for AIF to create /boot/syslinux and copy files from 
/usr/lib/syslinux to /boot/syslinux?

Do we only want to let pacman and upstream install tools create 
directories and copy files during the install process?


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