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Re: HFS+ and directory layout

From:
Wilfredo Sánchez
Date:
January 8, 2002 16:02
Subject:
Re: HFS+ and directory layout
Message ID:
2ADFD154-0494-11D6-90C7-003065D59FBA@mit.edu
On Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 02:04  AM, Dan Kogai wrote:

>   When I say easy, it has to be as easy as
>
> ../Configure -des
> make test
> make install
>
>   is it *that* easy?

   It was last time I built Perl.

>>> 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.

   Perl built into the system uses /usr/bin as installbin.  This is the 
correct setting; the system perl does not belong in /usr/local/bin.  If 
LWP uses the wrong install path, there is nothing I can do about that, 
since I don't touch LWP.  The same is true for the rest of the iceberg.  
You should complain to the LWP maintainers.  And maybe mention that HEAD 
may be a poor naming choice for a command that regularly gets put onto a 
Unix system.

	-Fred




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