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From Lars Eilebrecht <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Make install for relative install paths
Date Wed, 28 Apr 1999 08:31:08 GMT
According to Ralf S. Engelschall:

> I still don't understand why BinaryDistribution uses such paths.  It's at

Because we don't know in which directory the user installs the
binary distribution. He can do " /usr/local/apache"
or " /foo/bar/home/joe/httpd".
Therefore I had to use relative pathnames. Absolute path names suck.
IMHO it was always a misfeature of configure to use absolute path names.

> That's why I personally would appreciate BinaryDistribution is changed.


Lars Eilebrecht      - "Keep computers away from windows"   (Garfinkel/Spafford: Practical Unix & Internet Security)      

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