Re: file permissions in XForms distributions

Steve Lamont (
Tue, 25 Mar 97 06:20:42 PST

To subscribers of the xforms list from (Steve Lamont) :

> >Personally, my pet peeve with the install is that it installs to
> /usr/include, /usr/lib, /usr/man, and /usr/bin,
> I think the binary goes /usr/local/bin.

... right you are. Realized that about 10 seconds after posting.
Gotta clean my monitor screen more often. :-)

> A long time ago, library did go to /usr/local,
> but the amount of "bug reports" of unresolved externals
> convinved me that putting everything in /usr/local by
> default was not a good idea.

Yes, I agree it is a pain, especially on SGI platforms where unless
you tell the linker explicitly (or set LD_LIBRARY_PATH), the runtime
loader will not properly resolve the path. That, at least, is one
thing that Sun gets right on their dynamic loading.

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