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From "Lev Kozakov" <lev.koza...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (UIMA-377) add API to build PEAR packages
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2007 14:09:07 GMT
On 4/24/07, Michael Baessler (JIRA) <uima-dev@incubator.apache.org> wrote:
> OK, what I would like to say is. The classpath or datapath can be specified relative
to the main_root directory but it can also be a absolute path to an installed application
or resource.

Well, the whole idea of PEAR is about being as much as possible
independent of the global environment to allow for installation and
deployment of encapsulated components in any target environment.

> I think the pear packager eclipse plugin does the same. The user must specify the path
names using $main_root macros and nothing is added automatically. So the behavior is the same.

The PEAR packager recommends avoiding absolute paths in environment
variables (see PEAR Packager user's guide) and using $main_root macros

-- Lev

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