James R. Phillips
Wed Jun 29 20:37:00 GMT 2005
--- Christopher Faylor wrote:
> FWIW, I don't think we want to start a precedent of official cygwin releases
> installing things in /usr/local.
The intent of the packaging design is that the official cygwin binary release
would _not_ install anything in /usr/local. However, with installation of the
source package, it would be possible to build the locally optimized atlas
libraries. These would be compiled from source and installed by a local
administrator. That being the case, the preferred location would be
/usr/local, per fhs guidelines.
The binary release, as initially designed, would install link libraries in
/usr/lib and dlls in /usr/bin. However, locating the dlls in /usr/bin is
problematic, because they become impossible to override with path manipulations
for binaries living in /usr/bin. So this part of the design needs to be
revised. After thinking about it, I don't think use of the /opt tree makes
that much sense; probably the easiest modification is to create a
/usr/bin/lapack subdirectory for the nonoptimized libraries to live in, and add
it to the back of the path in an init.d script. This is what I am leaning towards.
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