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"make install-swig-{pl,py}" implies "make install" for some libraries (Issue 2126)

From: Shlomi Fish <shlomif_at_iglu.org.il>
Date: 2005-01-21 21:02:09 CET



For the bug report. I already wrote a patch to it, and a log message.

The problem is that when typing make install-swig-pl or make install-swig-py,
the make program also installs some of the Subversion libraries. This is
problematic because installing the Perl bindings is usually done as root,
which causes to install the Subversion libraries as root. However, it is
highly possible these libraries should be installed as a regular user (under
say a non-priviliged path) and not as root.

It's also causes the install to be more time-consuming, but this is a more
minor issue.

Greg Hudson commented in the bug report that we should decide whether to
enforce this policy for every "make install-foo" implies "make install-bar"
situation. While possibly true, I cannot think of any other place where this
bothers people as much as this case.


        Shlomi Fish

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