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Re: Next pretest, and branching plans

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Next pretest, and branching plans
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 09:42:20 +0200

> Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:10:09 -0700
> From: Christoph <address@hidden>
> I am trying to package the Windows binaries per Jason's instructions and 
> I was wondering about the make install command on Windows: without 
> specifying a prefix it installs in the current directory but it also 
> does other stuff, for example adding a shortcut to the start menu (by 
> calling addpm.exe).

I think "make install" does that even if you do specify the directory
to install in.

> Would it make sense to create a 'make package-install' target that omits 
> these things (if there is other stuff besides the shortcut, that is more 
> intended for a real installation rather than packaging)? When I am 
> packaging I don't want the shortcut created.

Patches are welcome.  While at that, perhaps have that package-install
target run the admin/nt/makedist.bat automatically.

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