[Pipet Devel] Installation + Directory clean-up

deanne at density.biop.umich.edu deanne at density.biop.umich.edu
Sat May 13 17:05:37 EDT 2000

> 1. Not everyone will want things in these directories. I don't care 
> about the debate of /usr/local vs. /usr or whatever, I'm just saying 
> that things work differently on different systems and having a 
> hardcoded build is not a good way to make anyone happy.

I use /usr/local/ for all non-system programs, because of how I set up my
diskspace. So, I agree, I'd enjoy seeing a bit of flexibility in where the
program ends up

> 2. The original point of talking about this was that we'll need to 
> compile extensions. Using hand written Makefiles is *very* bad and 
> non-portable (that's why I'm making Jarl fight with autoconf :-).

I recently tried installing a package that had a hand-written
Makefile ported from a whole 'nother architecture. What a nightmare.

I think it's a wonderous thing that I can go into any gnome system cvs and
type 'autoconf blah blah' and it's a no-brainer. For the most part. There
are some little adjustments here and there, but otherwise, i sing the
praises of autoconf. 


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