Re: [htdig] make install 3.1.4 on BSDI

Subject: Re: [htdig] make install 3.1.4 on BSDI
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Wed Dec 22 1999 - 07:02:41 PST

On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, Paul Johnson wrote:

> I had trouble getting the settings exactly right and I found one feature
> of htdig to be surprising/frustrating. The make install does not
> overwrite existing files, which I don't think is quite standard. Anyway,

IMHO, a "make install" should overrwrite *binaries* but not data files. I
think it is quite standard to leave things like config files, which are
often modified by users.

Personally, I would be quite surprised AND frustrated if an installation
rewrote my preferences!

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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