[Nut-upsdev] NUT and Automake

Peter Selinger selinger at mathstat.dal.ca
Tue Oct 17 16:41:37 UTC 2006

Arnaud Quette wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> first of all, kudos for that very good job ;-)


> > I found two files with which I was not sure what to do. They are:
> >
> > data/evolution500.dev   - what is this for?
> this is for the new dummy driver (dummy-ups, replacing dummycons).
> this is basically, as explained in dummy-ups.8, an upsc dump which can
> be loaded by the driver, and is shipped as an example.

I see. According to the man page, the driver looks for such files in
${sysconfdir}. So should this file be installed? Currently, it is
distributed, but not installed. 
> I just wonder how you addressed the drivers dir specifics?!

This is documented in docs/configure.txt. Essentially, there are four
options for configuring which drivers will be built, and one option
for configuring where they will be installed:


   Build and install the serial drivers (default: yes)


   Build and install the USB drivers (default: no)


   Build and install the SNMP drivers (default: no)


   Specify exactly which driver or drivers to build and install (this
   works for serial, usb, and snmp drivers), i.e., it overrides the
   preceding three options.


   The UPS drivers will be installed to this path.  By default they
   install to "bin" under the prefix, giving a default path of

   The "driverpath" global directive in the ups.conf file overrides
   this at run time.

This mechanism is the same as under the old build system, except that
the --with-serial, --with-usb, and --with-snmp options are new.

-- Peter

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