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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: library versioning name
Date Tue, 17 Sep 2002 08:22:17 GMT
Are you just bitching, or do you have a better design? Let's hear it.

On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 10:59:10PM -0700, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> I agree with you that Havoc's page is specifically for GNU projects
> and prohibits other (potentially better) forms of versioning.  The
> GNU model is to always install things into /usr (or /usr/local).  I
> believe that's bad form for reasons I've gone into before.  This
> model falls flat on its face when each version has its own directory
> (as it needlessly complicates matters).
> Sadly, all of the GNU projects buy into this.  Good luck trying to
> install anything that has automake or pkgconfig extensions in
> separate directories.  All of those projects assume that every piece
> of software is in a single cluttered hierarchy.
> How frustrating.  -- justin

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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