[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: lynx-dev changing the installed lynx's directory layout

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev changing the installed lynx's directory layout
Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 02:34:55 -0400 (EDT)

990503 Vlad Harchev wrote: 
> I propose to change the directory structure in which lynx installs.
-- details snipped --

the current idea of `installation' goes back to the Age of Giants,
when Lynx was intended for multiple-user systems
& an administrator installed the necessary files
in fairly standard directories on UNIX or VMS.

today, many users compile their own, often for DOS or Windows,
& it would make much more sense to have a simple list in  userdefs.h
inviting them to specify the exact paths they desire for each file;
there would be a default, if lynx-devers can agree on one.

i have had some difficulty in the past getting configure
to tell Lynx where to find the help files etc (it works now)
& always move the binary to  ~/bin  by hand
& leave the other files in the package where they originate.
it ought not to be such a mess for individual compilers.

SUPPORT     ___________//___,  Philip Webb : address@hidden
ELECTRIC   /] [] [] [] [] []|  Centre for Urban & Community Studies
TRANSIT    `-O----------O---'  University of Toronto

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]