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Re: HFS+ and directory layout

From:
Dan Kogai
Date:
January 8, 2002 02:04
Subject:
Re: HFS+ and directory layout
Message ID:
B860F342.5C6A%dankogai@dan.co.jp
on 02.1.8 6:12 PM, Ken Williams at ken@mathforum.org wrote:
>> * perl itself requires UFS to compile because of this
> 
> No it doesn't - see the archives of this list for directions for
> compiling on HFS+.  It's pretty easy.

  When I say easy, it has to be as easy as

../Configure -des
make test
make install

  is it *that* easy?

>> installbindir and installscriptdir should've been /usr/local/bin, not
>> /usr/bin.
> 
> Probably so, but shouldn't LWP be using 'installsitebin' instead of
> 'installbin' anyway?  Seems like there's joint blame here.

  I partly agree with that.  But LWP is just tip of the iceburg.  Consider
an average user.  I think they would hit nothing but return keys when
configuring CPAN.pm (except for download site selection, of course).  The
layout should be set so that it keeps from "rogue" modules form clobbering
the original system.

Dan the Man with Too Many Layouts to Deal with




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