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Re: [Nmh-workers] A --prefix friendly install

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] A --prefix friendly install
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:08:47 -0400

ken wrote:
 > lyndon wrote:
 > >This layout isn't very friendly with 'configure --prefix=/usr/local'.
 > >
 > >I would like to adopt a more Berkeley-ish layout. Specifically, moving
 > >.../etc/* to .../etc/nmh/*, and .../lib/* to .../libexec/nmh/*.  This
 > >more closely follows current filesystem layouts, and for those which
 > >don't, we still avoid spamming their existing directories.  And in the
 > >default case, under /usr/local/nmh, nothing is upset internally.

where does the current .../share/doc/nmh go, in the new scheme?

 > I'd be happy with a --with-traditional-paths flag to autoconf that put
 > things back the "old" way. ...

i don't need the exact old layout, but i do need the ability to easily
install nmh to its own self-contained tree.  i sometimes have a couple
of such trees (/usr/local/nmh-1.6, /usr/local/nmh-gitmaster, etc, so
that my wife and i can run different versions), and it's much easier
to manage them that way.  under lyndon's proposal, i'll end up with an
extra directory level (i.e., /usr/local/nmh-gitmaster/etc/nmh/...),
but i guess i can get used to that.

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 49.6 degrees)

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