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

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] A --prefix friendly install
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:33:13 -0400

> > 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.

To be fair to Lyndon's proposal, you could still specify each path
individually (you could say --sysconfdir=/usr/local/nmh-gitmaster/etc
for example).


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