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James Mastros
February 12, 2001 13:26
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 06:56:47PM -0300, Branden wrote:
> James Mastros wrote:
> > magical "install" script in them that knows how to do special things with
> > files in that directory (like set up symlinks from the normal man dirs).
> That probably should be in Perl's, since Perl itself will have to
> install its own manpages. Perl should probably also include system-wide
> shared libraries location, and other things of this kind.
Yah.  In fact, I'm surprised it doesn't already.

> I'd rather not have any kind of `script' that would be run on an
> installation, to avoid the `Memoize' kind of bug (couldn't find the
> reference), in which the install script had something like
Oh, I think you're understanding me wrong -- the par being installed doesn't
get to have an install program, the directory being installed into does.
Thus, for ex, doc/lib could have a script that does pod2man and installs the

(It's arguable that the par being installed should get to have an install
script, but it should be highly optional.)

	-=- James Mastros
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