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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: Dynamic loading of Windows modules (+mod_dll.c_
Date Wed, 09 Jul 1997 04:39:01 GMT
On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> I don't think that Configure should ask any questions at all. Instead,
> a location should be specified in Configuration ($BINDIR) which then
> correctly adjusts Makefile as required so a 'make install' works
> correctly. An installation script would also be easy, but it's ugly
> (IMO) to force a Configure->make->install with 3 seperate scripts.
> I think that BINDIR should default to ".". Plugging in any other
> defaults is wrong, IMO.

It should ask questions.  Sure, have the actually install done by a
backend that can use values set somewhere, etc.  But you need a front-end
that lets users enter what they want.  

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