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Re: Last argument about default config place

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-13 16:17:15 CET

Lev Serebryakov <lev@serebryakov.spb.ru> writes:
> You use ``--prefix'' to determine, where binaries & documentation
> will be installed. But default config place is hard-coded and don't
> affected by ``--prefix''.
> Why you don't install binaries ALWAYS to /usr/bin or even /bin?
> And why software, configured with some ``--prefix'' try to access any
> files OUTSIDE this prefix, an it could be changed only with source
> hack?

Lev, I think it's just a matter of priorities. Having configurable
config locations might be a nice feature, but it's not important
enough to any developers to implement (or even debate) before 1.0.
That's all. This isn't necessarily disagreement, just different


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