daemontools

April 1, 2002

I really like Dan Bernstein's software. I use pretty much all of it. Recently though, he decided he doesn't like how the Universal Filesystem Standard is, doesn't like where his software gets installed. But that's okay, he's entitiled to.

But I don't agree with him - that his software can only be installed the way he likes it to be. So I put together a patch so you can have daemontools installed in /usr/local/bin (or any other directory you like) just like it used to be before Dan changed to /package .

First download the patch and daemontools-0.76.tar.gz.
Put them in the same directory, change to that directory and type:

tar zxvf daemontools-0.76.tar.gz
gzip -cd daemontools-0.76-nopkg.patch.gz | patch -p1
cd admin/daemontools-0.76/src
make && make install

And if you want to change where daemontools gets installed, edit admin/daemontools-0.76/src/conf-home