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Re: [leafnode-list] 1.9.5 update

On Thu, Nov 18, 1999 at 04:19:51AM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Mark Brown <broonie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> > Presumably this applies to any distribution - it's extremely unusual for
> > any packaged program to install in /usr/local, and other than /usr /opt
> > is the only fairly standard thing (and that's not widely used).

> True. We should change it to something like:

> "Remember that when you are doing in-place updates of a leafnode version
> that had been previously installed by the vendor, you need to add
> --prefix=/usr or --prefix=/opt to the configure invokation, whichever
> you need, depends on your software."

I'd be tempted to change it to a recommendation to deinstall the package
and install in /usr/local.  Certainly, installing over the top of the
Debian package won't work - the config files are in /etc/news/leafnode.

> Oh, and while we're add it, is there a good native speaker that can
> confirm/object to the comma between "need" and "depends" in the last
> line? I'm not sure. 

I'd add an "it" there - written English is a bit different to spoken in
things like this.  But my parents brought me up to speak proper.

Mark Brown  mailto:broonie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   (Trying to avoid grumpiness)
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