[OSM-dev] mapnik standard Directories

Joerg Ostertag (OSM Munich/Germany) openstreetmap at ostertag.name
Sun Jan 21 12:00:59 GMT 2007

On Sunday 21 January 2007 12:44, you wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 21, 2007 at 11:46:39AM +0100, Joerg Ostertag (OSM 
Munich/Germany) wrote:
> > I'd like to adjust the direcoty names of the mapnik-xml files in svn.
> > I would suggest to use the user mapnik as default user being used in svn.
> > In a result he will have the svn.openstreetmap.org in the
> > directory /home/mapnik/svn.openstreetmap.org and the default database
> > user will be mapnik.
> >
> > Any voices against this?
> >
> > Other directories:
> > basedir: /home/mapnik/svn.openstreetmap.org
> > vmap0:   /home/mapnik/osm/vmap0/...
> > icons:   /home/mapnik/svn.openstreetmap.org/utils/mapnik/symbols
> I don't use mapnik (yet), but I think it is bad style to have hardcoded
> directory names in subversion. It leads to all sorts of problems, for
> instance you can't ever have more than one copy of the tree.
> I suggest using an environment variable for finding the root of the

If you're firm with these XML files. It's up to you, but I'm not. 
So my Idea was to make at least all pointing onto one homedir. Not scattered 
arround in different directories:
So I would like to be able to install it on different Computers with only 
doing one sed/.../ and noting more. But if you can change it to use an 
environment variable.... great.

> sub-tree and make everything relative to that. Everybody can then set
> this environment variable to whatever he uses in his login shell. I used
> the env var $OSMARENDER in this way for the Osmarender4 dir for instance.
> Also it doesn't seem to make sense to have the whole subversion tree
> if you only need mapnik as your naming scheme implies.
> Jochen

Jörg (Germany, Munich)

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