Re: convenience script for building a.out packages
Chris Fearnley <email@example.com> wrote:
> But what does FSSTND say about subdirectories of /usr/bin? I would
> hate to have the mh utilities stored in with the illions of programs
> already in /usr/bin. And where would the netpbm tools be stored [I
> dislike Red Hat's solution of all >100 utilities getting mixed up in
Ick! I usually build things myself with something equivalent to this (in
GNU autoconf speak):
So, I'd put MH under /usr/local/mh or /usr/mh. That way, the bin, lib,
include, et al directories are rooted at the same spot and you can more
easily put them on a file server and mount them en masse. That's really
the way XFree86 is - a directory tree rooted at /usr/X11R6. I would
expect (but don't have the FSSTND handy right now) that /usr/bin/X11 is a
symlink to /usr/X11R6/bin or something close to that.
> Anyway, I'd like an option to avoid having > 500 programs in /usr/bin.
> Let "modularity" ring :)
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