Re: Way to switch easily (Was: Re: Egcs, gcc, and Debian)
Jean Pierre LeJacq wrote:
> This isn't scalable. Our situation here is that we require several
> versions of packages like gcc available simultaneously. Different
> users will use different versions.
> The current Debian /etc/alternatives approach doesn't work either.
> The solution I like the best is to use the /opt directory layout.
As I understand it, /opt is a ghetto for commercial packages which can't
know in advance anything about the structure of the linux box they've
been installed on. I don't think that's appropriate in this case.
I really don't see any good solution to this one. I'm going to release
egcs with binaries "egcc", "eg++", etc., and those who want to change
things can go into /usr/bin/ themselves and move things around.
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