Support for out of prefix installation

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at
Wed Feb 8 12:38:11 GMT 2006

On Wednesday 08 February 2006 13:15, Martijn Klingens wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 February 2006 13:04, Thiago Macieira 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.

 Hmm, funny, I've just suggested exactly the same on the xdg list.

> 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. :)

 I don't think it's portable to Windows anyway. Their handling of mimetypes 
etc. is presumably different from ours.

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