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Re: installscript='/usr/bin' !? [Was: Re: HFS+ and directory layout]

Ken Williams
January 14, 2002 01:39
Re: installscript='/usr/bin' !? [Was: Re: HFS+ and directory layout]
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On Sunday, January 13, 2002, at 07:01 PM, Dan Kogai wrote:

> On 2002.01.09, at 09:02, Wilfredo Sánchez wrote:
>>   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.
> No.  It is not LWP's fault.  See this.  I just found out that default 
> installscript is /usr/bin, not /usr/local/bin.

As far as I can tell (which isn't very far, since the 
documentation is rather terse), /usr/bin is the correct value.  I just 
checked a couple other perl installations (5.6.0 and 5.005_03, both on 
Linux) and they both have 'installscript' set to /usr/bin.

Try poking around - can you find any perl installations that have 
'installscript' set to /usr/local/bin , as you claim it should be?  A 
quick way to check is with the command 'perl -V:installscript' at the 
command line.

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