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

From: Neels Janosch Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:32:33 +0100

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> 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
> 'svn-diff4']?
>

Sounds good to me. Reducing the probability of confusion. Though there is no
real point in it unless we also make tools and contrib install right into
$PATH. Are you implying that?

~Neels

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