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Re: Installation proposal
- From: Michael Meissner <meissner at spectacle-pond dot org>
- To: David Edelsohn <dje at watson dot ibm dot com>
- Cc: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 15:51:38 -0500
- Subject: Re: Installation proposal
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <200202271812.NAA26666@makai.watson.ibm.com>
On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 01:12:29PM -0500, David Edelsohn wrote:
> Either you have overwritten the user's choice for prefix, which
> means that the compiler no longer can be installed where the user
> originally intended, *OR* install/bin/g++ will not work because it will
> look in /some/user/prefix/lib/gcc-lib/...
> Or, are you saying that you somehow want GCC to recognize the
> directory into which it was installed and access all files with relative
> paths so that $prefix no longer would be built into the compiler and only
> used for installation?
Well GCC already does relative pathname lookup (ie, on UNIX type systems if you
invoke foo/bar/install/bin/gcc, it will look for the compiler components in
foo/bar/install/lib/...). It was added in November 8th of 1999. Maybe I'm
missing exactly what you are asking.
Michael Meissner, Red Hat, Inc. (GCC group)
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