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Re: Installation proposal
- From: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- To: "tromey at redhat dot com" <tromey at redhat dot com>
- Cc: "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 19:23:30 -0000
- Subject: Re: Installation proposal
--On Wednesday, February 27, 2002 12:32 PM -0700 Tom Tromey
>>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Mark> 3. At install time, run a single script which copies everything
> Mark> in install into prefix.
> It isn't quite that simple.
It never is, is it? :-) I'm confident that there will be some follow-on
work to get the kinks out.
> Don't shared libraries have to be relinked with knowledge of their
> real install location?
I don't know; do they? I'm not being facetious; I really don't know.
> Sometimes you need to run post-install code, like install-info.
Yes, that's true. I'm sure there will need to be some special hooks
somewhere for this.
> This requires even more disk space than is already required. I'm
> probably the last person alive who actually cares about this.
Yes, you probably are. :-) If we do the bit where we build during into
the "install" directory, then you don't need any more disk space than you
do now. You're right that until/unless that happens, more disk space will
Do you have a bottom-line opinion on whether or not you think the change
would be a benefit or a hindrance?