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Re: Depending on system install scripts (was Re: COBOL)

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Jarom Hagen <jhagen(at)telematch(dot)com>, <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>, <pgsql-bugs(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Depending on system install scripts (was Re: COBOL)
Date: 2001-03-08 23:13:10
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.30.0103090012170.1061-100000@peter.localdomain (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane writes:

> I've suggested a couple of times that since we include install-sh in our
> distro anyway, it's pointless and unnecessarily risky to go looking for
> a platform-supplied install program.  However, I could never quite get
> anyone else to see the reasoning.  Now that I have this sterling example
> to point to, I'm going to start rattling the cage again.  Why don't we
> get rid of the configure-time search for 'install', and just always use
> our own script?

I've sent this to the Autoconf list for some comment, but in general I
agree with you.

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Peter Eisentraut      peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net       http://yi.org/peter-e/


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