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Re: why tools install to $prefix/bin/svn-tools

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 09:53:56 -0500

Neels Janosch Hofmeyr wrote:
> Why does `make install-tools' install to
> $prefix/bin/svn-tools/
> instead of just
> $prefix/bin
> ?

That happens so they don't wind up in $PATH, and so that they require
additional frustration and customization to facilitate their use. Or,
that's how I've always seen in, anyway.

But, given that we have tools named 'diff' and 'diff3', potentially
clobbering an installation of the GNU diffutils toolchain seems kinda bad.
Perhaps we should rename those tools 'svn-diff' and 'svn-diff3' [and

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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