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[Gnash-dev] Installation paths for plugins

From: strk
Subject: [Gnash-dev] Installation paths for plugins
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 12:15:38 +0100

On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 11:51:15AM +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 10:12:20AM +0100, strk wrote:
> > 
> > The problem with defaulting to the user-provided --prefix is that
> > the kde plugin would simply not work. Do you think that would be a
> > good default ?
> Yes. I think that predictable install paths are more important than an
> installation working in every case. If the user wants to use the system 
> filesystem he can use --prefix=/usr. But if the prefix is set to
> /usr/local everything should be under /usr/local.
> Users that don't understand that kind of issue will use packages anyway.

I would actually agree on that. The same should apply to the NPAPI
plugin IMO, currently defaulting to user dir...

But there are different opinions on the matter within the dev team,
so I'd call for a vote here.

+1 for me.


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