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Re: how to install a tool into GNUSTEP_*_ADMIN_TOOLS

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: how to install a tool into GNUSTEP_*_ADMIN_TOOLS
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 12:27:36 +0100 (CET)

> Well gdomap is perhaps the only tool which would ideally be used by  
> the sysadmin ...

Your point is very good - but if I remember correctly, you can also run 'gdomap 
and similar to get information on the DO clients registered on the network ... 
that's *very* useful to normal users. :-)

The problem with installing things in ADMIN_TOOLS is that it's not normally
included in the user's path, unless they are an administrator.  So, for
example, you wouldn't be able to use 'gdomap -N' as a normal user (simply 
because it wouldn't be on your PATH); you would need to be root on a Unix 
machine.  I'm not sure if that's a desirable behaviour. :-/

So, personally, I'd just put everything from gnustep-core inside TOOLS, 
including gdomap.  But I agree that if we want to install something in
ADMIN_TOOLS, gdomap is the most natural choice.  Maybe we should have two
tools, the 'server' gdomap, installed in ADMIN_TOOLS, and the 'client' 
gdomap, installed in TOOLS ?  Or keep what we have and leave it in TOOLS. :-)

Of course, I'm happy with other choices, it doesn't really matter that much. ;-)


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