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Re: [PATCH] svn-config installedness test fails when symlinked

From: Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-09-11 12:33:56 CEST

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 12:19:00PM +0200, Marcus Comstedt wrote:
> Yeah, the problem is that it doesn't "just work". And to me it seems
> _much_ more robust to just toggle a flag when installing, than trying
> to do magic on $0.

No, I'm not sure that's any better. To me, resolving the symlink
seems a nicer way than tweaking the file as we install it.

> > The whole symlink thing can be solved by embedding the target install
> > directory and just using that. That also solve the problem of people
> > shifting/copying the file around.
>
> You mean simply remove support for "location=source" and
> "location=build" altogether? Well, I'm fine with that. Maybe
> somebody else want to use them though.

No, I think Greg means having an explicit 'location=install' option
as well. And, we need to keep svn-config working when it isn't yet
installed. -- justin

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