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Re: GNUstep.sh / env sanity patches

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: GNUstep.sh / env sanity patches
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 11:33:00 +0100 (BST)

> By allowing for this, you are required to use hacks like this
> /etc/GNUsteprc

That's not a hack.  That's a native configuration file describing the
GNUstep layout and setup on that machine.  You use that file to locate
where GNUstep is and how is setup on the machine.

> If we do not support this bad idea, then most of its functionality can
> be ditched as the libraries and tools can manage most of it (through
> relative paths) and LD_LIBRARY_PATH and GNUSTEP_MAKEFILES take care of
> the rest.

I don't think so.  How will gnustep-base find the location of the local
domain ?  It must be hardcoded somewhere, right ?  So why not in a
readable/editable text-file so you can both view what hardcoded value is
in there, and even edit it if you want ?  And here you have GNUsteprc. :-)

> On a separate note: if you have multiple systems installed, then you 
> cannot have /etc/GNUsteprc because system 2 will overwrite system 1's 
> rc file. If you install it on /GNUstep1 then you should know to use 
> /GNUstep1/System/Library/GNUsteprc.

We already discussed this -- it will be supported, but you have to use a
configure switch if you are installing multiple systems to tell it to
place the GNUsteprc for each system somewhere else (in that system's root

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