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From Paul Sutton <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apachen/src/support apachectl
Date Fri, 05 Sep 1997 16:00:06 GMT
On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, Paul Sutton wrote:
> > Yes, good points. What I'd personally like to see is a top level Makefile
> > where you do a "make" (or "make all") which builds the executable *and*
> > processes the conf/*-dist files into conf/* files (i.e. without
> > installing) (and optionally also post-process HTML, docs and man pages). 
> You could split it into a "make preinstall" and a "make install", with a
> "make" just listing the choices available.
> I'm just not convinced that people will all of a sudden start using an
> install target (even if it doesn't actually copy the stuff) when for years
> they have been doing it manually.  Not enough to -1 using @@ substitution,
> but...

Umm, maybe I'm on a limb here, but for a large software project like
Apache I would expect it to have a clearly defined "make install" stage. I
think the "run where it is built" model of NCSA was very wrong, and would
really like to see it fixed in Apache at some point.


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