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1<sect2>
2<title>Command explanations</title>
3
4<para><command>patch -Np1 -i ../dhcpcd-&dhcpcd-version;-fhs.patch
5</command>: <application>Dhcpcd</application> unpatched puts all configuration
6and temporary files in <filename>/etc/dhcpc</filename>. This becomes very
7annoying when <application>dhcpcd</application> tells you it's running and it's
8not. You look in <filename class="directory">/var/run</filename> for
9the <filename>PID</filename> file, but it's not
10there, the <filename>PID</filename> file that needs deleting is in
11<filename class="directory">/etc/dhcpc</filename>.
12This patch brings this program into <acronym>FHS</acronym> compliance, but more
13importantly, puts files where you expect them to be.</para>
14
15<para><parameter>--prefix=""</parameter>: There may be a good reason for
16abandoning the normal <acronym>BLFS</acronym> convention of using
17<parameter>--prefix=/usr</parameter> here. If you are installing
18<acronym>DHCP</acronym>, it is likely that it is
19required during the boot process and
20<filename class="directory">/usr</filename> may be network
21mounted, in which case <command>dhcpcd</command> wouldn't be available due to
22being on the network! Therefore, depending on your situation, you may want it
23to be installed in <filename class="directory">/sbin</filename> or
24<filename class="directory">/usr/sbin</filename>. This command installs to
25<filename class="directory">/sbin</filename>.</para>
26
27<para><parameter>--sysconfdir=/var/lib</parameter>: This command installs
28configuration files in the <filename class="directory">/var/lib</filename>
29directory.</para>
30
31<para><parameter>--mandir=/usr/share/man</parameter>: This command
32installs the man pages to the <filename class="directory">/usr/share/man</filename>
33directory.</para>
34
35</sect2>
36
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