Support for out of prefix installation

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Wed Feb 8 12:22:07 GMT 2006

Martijn Klingens wrote:
>> Maybe we can have a 3rd option: install into ${prefix} and symlink
>> into /usr. Some kind of "broken symlink removal" tool should be run
>> every now and then to clean up.
>Interesting idea. Downside is that it's not portable to e.g. Windows, so
> it poses problems for the build system to work around this somehow on
> such systems. If you know a way to solve it I like the idea in general.
> :)

Windows has .lnk files and Qt4 supports them as if they were symlinks, 
with minor differences in behaviour (relative-path handling). So, as long 
as the build system can create symlinks or .lnk files and does it for 
absolute pathnames, we should be ok.
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