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Re: LYNX-DEV Some things I'd like in the next Lynx package.

From: Paul Gilmartin
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Some things I'd like in the next Lynx package.
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 20:10:32 -0700 (MST)

In a recent note, Subir Grewal said:

> Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 16:59:26 -0800 (PST)
> 2. Having 'make install' install the lynx_help heirarchy as well.  I
> realize this might be problematic since it would mean getting the path
> right in both userdefs.h and lynx.cfg (perhaps a command line option
> could over-ride the default lynx_help location?).  It could also be
> problematic for sites running more than one version of Lynx.  But it would
> be nice to have help installed by default (though the k'eymap page
> suffices for basic help, the entire help heirarchy is a good thing to
> have).
I've done most of this.  My motive was to be able to install into
a test hierarchy, then to install into a production hierarchy with
a one-line change in Makefile between test and production, followed
by "make machine-type; make install".

I have the patch.  (available by request.)  In summary:

1) Pass "-DSTARTFILE" and "-DLYNX_CFG_FILE" as compilation options in SITE_DEFS.
   This is probably not the optimal place, but it's effective.
2) Wrap #ifdef around the definition of STARTFILE in userdefs.h.  Fote 
   did the same for definition of LYNX_CFG_FILE.
3) Add a dependency on the master Makefile to the LYMain.o target in 
   so LYMain gets rebuilt when I change the paths in Makefile.

4) Add an "installhelp:" target to install the help hierarchy with a "tar" 
   (I also chose to install CHANGES, PROBLEMS, README, samples, and test.)
   "installhelp" is a prerequisite to "install:"
5) Add an "installcfg:" target which installs lynx.cfg by passing it through 
   to update the paths to the help hierarchy.
   "installcfg" is a prerequisite to "install:"
-- gil
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