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Re: @ the turkey who compiled OSX svn 1.6 with hardcoded path of /opt/subversion...

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2010a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:26:13 -0500

On Mar 24, 2010, at 20:56, Matt Harrison wrote:

> ...please don't do that again.
>
> is it asking too much to choose where to install it? or at least using something standard like /usr/local with soft links into /usr/local/bin?

I'm not familiar with other operating systems, but it's customary on Mac OS X for UNIX-type software to be compiled with hardcoded paths, which are thus not relocatable. I'm not sure what would need to be done to avoid that, I just know that's how things happen by default (and how all software in MacPorts is compiled, for example). If you want the software installed elsewhere, consider compiling it yourself. In some cases, you may be able to change the location after the fact with some extensive install_name_tool usage.
Received on 2010-03-25 16:26:49 CET

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