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Re: [Nmh-workers] directory path changes pushed

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] directory path changes pushed
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:16:01 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.93 (gnu/linux)

Lyndon Nerenberg <address@hidden> writes:

> The directory path changes have been pushed to the git repository.
> The configuration files have moved from PREFIX/etc to PREFIX/etc/nmh.
> The support binaries have moved from PREFIX/lib to PREFIX/libexec/nmh.
> For a fresh source build on a machine with no existing nmh install
> this means configs are now in /usr/local/nmh/etc/nmh, and the back end
> binaries are in /usr/local/nmh/libexec/nmh.

That's redundant. In this case, can PREFIX for fresh installs be
/usr/local so the path is /usr/local/etc/nmh instead of
/usr/local/nmh/etc/nmh? Like this?

> If you configure with
> --prefix=/usr/local, it will use /usr/local/etc/nmh and
> /usr/local/libexec/nmh.

> The one visible change is that 'mhparam libdir' has been renamed
> 'mhparam libexecdir'. 'libdir' remains as an alias for 'libexecdir',
> but is deprecated and will be removed in a future release. Portable
> scripts should try 'mhparam libexecdir' first, and fall back to
> 'mhparam libdir' if the first returns no output.

OK, thanks for the heads up. Please do not be too anxious to remove it
since libdir will be in Emacs for years to come.

Bill Wohler <address@hidden> aka <address@hidden>

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