Just curious if there is a standard way of locating where a package puts the config files for a program (assuming the documentation for the package doesn't include this information).
The reason way I ask is because I was trying to install flow-tools on centos. There isn't a package in any repositories and I was frustrated building it from source because I couldn't find where it put the config file.
From what I have read online, installed with apt-get the config is apparently here
/etc/flow-tools/flow-capture.conf. This file wasn't created when I used make to install the package on centos.
So following what this guy did I downloaded an rpm most relevant for my release and installed it:
sudo wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/flow-tools-0.68.5.1-1.el6.x86_64.rpm rpm -Uvh flow-tools-0.68.5.1-1.el6.x86_64.rpm --nodeps yum install flow-tools
Later in his little how to he edits the configuration file for the installed flow-tools which is located here:
How did he know that's where the config file is? I was not able to locate this information myself for both the package I downloaded and the source files installed with make.