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From "Bill Jones" <b...@fccj.org>
Subject Re: Slight problem with 1.3.8
Date Tue, 10 Aug 1999 09:33:14 GMT
> 
> In article <199908100226.WAA18044@astro.fccj.cc.fl.us> you wrote:
>> 
>> I have a small nit; when I say -
>>
>> ./configure --prefix=.
>>
>> I would like the configure script to know I meant -
>>
>> ./configure --prefix=`pwd`
>
> Hmmm.... a little bit strange feature request, I think.  I'm not sure of the
> usefulness of this, because --prefix=`pwd` is more for developers than for end
> users and developers should not need such convinience mappings. At least
> --prefix options are never intended to have relative paths. So I would more
> vote to add another test which makes sure the argument of --prefix starts with
> a slash.
>                                        Ralf S. Engelschall
>                                        rse@engelschall.com
>                                        www.engelschall.com
>

I agree.  End-users would possibly not know about . vs `pwd`,
but using . when you meant `pwd` breaks the run-time.

-Sneex-  :]

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