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Re: Server Adjustments

From: Glus Xof
Subject: Re: Server Adjustments
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:04:05 +0100

2009/12/15 Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden>:
> On Tue, 15 Dec 2009, Glus Xof wrote:
>> In this moment, I'm wonder what is, then, the purpose of "make
>> install" processes ?. I always believed that those, with root rigths,
>> take files and put (copy) them to the right place in the system
>> directories... doesn't it?
> Yes, it could do that and ideally the source package is designed to do it
> safely and correctly.  However, the default installation prefix is
> intentionally /usr/local so that the person installing the software needs to
> decide if they really do want to overwrite part of the operating system.
>  Overwriting part of the operating system installation is not a step to be
> taken lightly.  Even if the source package installs and works correctly, it
> may have interferred with existing formal package managment used by the OS.

I'll bear it in mind. Thanks,


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