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Re: [PATCH]: mknetrel builds Guile #5: split
On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 11:01:21PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 02:14:54AM +0200, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
>>> - add funtionality to split into and build sub packages
>>I suspect that this functionality could also be handled with judicious
>>use of extra/whatever files.
>>Also, why should build_prefix ever be anything but /usr?
>autoconf-devel | autoconf-stable | ...
Ok. I added ways to override all of the defaults. build_prefix wouldn't
necessarily be enough in that case.
>Also, during pre-release testing, some folks might want to use mknetrel
>in an unofficial way -- e.g. prefix=/usr/local -- before changing prefix
>to /usr and posting an ITP.
In that case they can run directly from the 'inst' directory or copy it
around as needed. Creating a 'usr/local' under the inst directory
doesn't seem too useful too me. Although, IMO, it doesn't make sense to
test things in locations other than the standard one if you are
preparing a release. It's easy enough to revert to previous releases
with setup if there is a problem.