minor install bug: SunOS 4.1.x

Steve Lamont (spl@szechuan.ucsd.edu)
Wed, 26 Mar 97 06:55:18 PST

To subscribers of the xforms list from spl@szechuan.ucsd.edu (Steve Lamont) :

When installing a new XForms distribution on SunOS 4.1.x where an old
distribution already exists, the install procedure throws an error:

ln: /usr/local/lib/libforms.so: File exists

Easily rectified, of course, but a minor annoyance. The Makefile
should probably issue an 'rm' command to blast the old symbolic link
before it makes a new one.

While I'm at it, it occurs to me that the DEMOS directory in the
distribution perhaps ought to be taken out of the binaries
distribution and put into a distribution of its own. That way those
of us who maintain XForms on several different OSes don't have to have
multiple copies of the DEMOS kicking around.

Another distribution pet peeve: all of the tar files in the "official"
distributions for all operating systems have the same name, which
makes it a minor bookkeeping hassle to download and rename each
individual distribution. IMHO, the distributions should indicate in
their filenames the hardware and OS they support (as the test versions
already do) and, to reiterate an earlier comment, the directories
created by the untar process should do the same.

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