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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <...@engelschall.com>
Subject Re: [jum@ans.helios.de: Proposal: changes to the binbuild.sh script]
Date Wed, 23 Sep 1998 15:46:40 GMT

In article <199809231528.RAA11856@isis.helios.de> you wrote:

>>echo "   \$ make install root=apache-root"
>>make install root=apache-root >>../binbuild.log-$gnutriple 2>&1 || exit
1

> Ok, that creates a binary tar ball with everything in it. This is fine
> for the first time installer, he can simply unpack that in
> /usr/local/apache and apachectl start. If I am upgrading, I have to
> move over file for file by hand, wouldn't there a small script like
> what make install does help, so I could untar it in a different
> location and the install would not overwrite my precious config files?

Yes, sure, an additional install script is needed.
And this has to preserve the existing config files.

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall
                                       rse@engelschall.com
                                       www.engelschall.com

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