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Re: How do I get configuration files installed?

From: Jim Lynch
Subject: Re: How do I get configuration files installed?
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 02:43:17 -0500
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Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> Hello Jim,
> * Jim Lynch wrote on Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 02:46:04PM CEST:
>> I'm trying to figure out how to add a file to be installed in 
>> $prefix/bin/lib.
> Why in the world would you want that?  (Honest question!)
> Wouldn't it be enough if you used $(libdir), and told your users
> that if they want to shoot themselves mildly in the foot, they could
> still use
>   ./configure --bindir=/some/where/bin --libdir=/some/where/bin/lib
> ?
> I mean, this convention goes against all I've ever seen on a *nix
> system.  If instead you are out to get things working on w32 systems,
> then be encouraged to use Libtool, read about -no-undefined, and don't
> mess with libdir at all.
> Slightly confused,
> Ralf
Hi, Ralf,
Sorry for the delay.

The reason is that we were given a java program by a vendor that
requires files to be placed in a lib directory in the same directory as
the java program.  We try to keep all of our binary executables in the
same place, namely /usr/local/bin.  Hence the need for a
/usr/local/bin/lib directory.  I agree it's not ideal, but we have to
work with what we get. 


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