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Bug 498878 - net-firewall/iptables: move from / to /usr
Summary: net-firewall/iptables: move from / to /usr
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-01-22 03:32 UTC by Mike Gilbert
Modified: 2015-08-14 14:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2014-01-22 03:32:33 UTC
The ebuild passes --libexecdir="${EPREFIX}/$(get_libdir)" to econf.

It looks like this was used to control the install location for the xtables modules. However, upstream changed this to ${libdir}/xtables, which causes the modules to be intstalled in /usr/lib/xtables instead of /lib/xtables.

The --libexec flag should be removed from the ebuild.

Also, you may want to consider passing --libdir=/$(get_libdir) or --with-xtlibdir=/$(get_libdir)/xtables if iptables should be usable without /usr mounted.
Comment 1 dwfreed 2014-01-22 03:38:20 UTC
It's worth noting that because iptables installs .pc files, you don't want to override libdir, or you'll prevent pkg-config from locating those files.  Setting xtlibdir would probably be the best choice here, if you want iptables to be usable before /usr is mounted.
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2015-08-14 09:24:08 UTC
alternatively we could move the progs & libs files to /usr
Comment 3 Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2015-08-14 14:09:04 UTC
(In reply to SpanKY from comment #2)
> alternatively we could move the progs & libs files to /usr

Sure. I would be good to have an announcement for that; I'm sure there are scripts out there that call /sbin/iptables.