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

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2005-01-22 01:23:27 CET

--On Friday, January 21, 2005 11:16 PM +0000 Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net>

> I'm for changing it again, because:
> 1) I think we should be phasing out the direct use of install-foo by
> users, in favour of configure --enable-foo flags, because that is what
> people tend to expect in this autoconf-dominated world.

Enabling a feature via autoconf is completely orthogonal to the issue at
hand. --enable has nothing to do with the make install targets.

> 2) The previous change to the current situation removed functionality
> useful for packagers, or people locally installing in interesting
> configurations, and left no easy workaround. Whereas people wanting

I don't care much about third-party packagers and I don't understand why
this would prohibit 'interesting configurations.'

> dependencies ought to first understand that their binding of choice uses
> the subversion libraries which may be used by other software too, so
> should be implicitly replaced, and also, they have the trivial workaround
> available of "make install install-foo".

We had a number of complaints about the previous situation and I expect
those to return if we revert this change. -- justin

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