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Re: [Review - not yet] Re: [ITP] tree
On Dec 18 17:16, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Dec 2003, Stipe Tolj wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > 5) There are no port notes in the Cygwin-specific README, even though
> > > there are some user-visible changes in the patch, such as changing the
> > > prefix to /usr and removing the "-s" linker flag (any particular reason
> > > why you did that?)
> > -s linker flag put in place again (was a simple typo). So we get
> > stripping again. I don't see any needs for port notes to be honest.
> Well, I think changing the prefix from /usr/local to /usr is a pretty
> serious change, in a sense that someone familiar with the package and
> wanting to install it on their system will download it, run "make; make
> install", and get the packages in /usr/bin instead of /usr/local/bin where
> they would expect them. IMO, it deserves a mention in the port notes, but
> I'm not going to hold up the release of a package because of this.
Do I understand that right? There's a patch which changes the default
prefix? Is it really necessary to patch the package to install into /usr
by default? That sounds rather superfluous and irritating. Usually,
when a user calls `configure', the default prefix is /usr/local and
if that's not what the user wants, she calls `configure --prefix=/usr'.
Better add a Cygwin README which tells the user which configure options
to use to create the Cygwin net release package.
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