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Re: [RFC] Package build time config for installation directories.

On Sun, Nov 05, 2000 at 05:38:32PM +0100, Arthur Korn wrote:
> Hi
> Ben Collins schrieb:
> > libdir=/usr/lib
> > syslibdir=/lib
> > bindir=/usr/bin
> > sbindir=/usr/sbin
> > sysbindir=/bin
> > syssbindir=/sbin
> > mandir=/usr/share/man
> > x11bindir=/usr/X11R6/bin
> > (....)
> I had a similar idea, but one big problem remains: architecture:
> all. Every script would have to source these, and _every_ path
> has to use them. The same goes for manpages and other
> documentation, but there the situation is even worse since they
> are not executed (thinking of -doc packages).

I think this wont be solved till be have things like "all-linux" and
"all-hurd", which is something that Hurd has been asking for, for quite
some time.

> Then there are lots of binary programs which are not using
> autoconfs facilities to make path's configureable.

Well, that's true, but getting this done and done right, is going to be
work no matter what. Mostly, it's a matter of time.

> PS: I was one of those who wanted to manage the free software at
> theyer solaris sites with dpkg and friends, but after I realized
> that I would not only have to heavly modify every package, but
> also much of the software we package, I gave up on it.

Good, someone who understands my sentiment :)

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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