Subject: Re: [htdig3-dev] Installation tree layout
From: Gilles Detillieux (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Feb 10 2000 - 14:42:33 PST
According to firstname.lastname@example.org:
> While fixing problems in the installation process, I realized
> that there will be an issue for people wanting to install htdig in
> /usr/local. At present headers and libraries are installed in
> /usr/local/include and /usr/local/lib. Since the number of headers and
> libraries published is quite high, some will find this intrusive.
> Publishing headers and libraries is a very good thing, IMHO, since
> it allows developpers to build their own programs. But developers do not
> like to see their include/lib directory invaded.
> I propose the following, which is the only standard way I know to
> deal with that kind of problem. Headers might be put in prefix/include/htdig
> and libraries in prefix/lib/htdig. Let me know if you like the idea. I think
> it's a good time to do this and that we will be in trouble if we do this
> later. The best thing is that it only needs a trivial modification of the
> Makefile.am. I'll update the documentation accordingly, I swear ;-)
Sounds fine to me.
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <email@example.com> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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