[fpc-pascal] Pascal Compiler - Missing Messages etc.

Dale Welch mlist6 at babbler.org
Fri Jul 21 19:50:22 CEST 2006

Is there not a standard by distributions which tells software the standard place to install.
I have noticed different distributions seem to have different preferences. :-)

It seems there should be a file in /etc
which would have defined places for installation of software,
configuration information, and where to put variable files (files you change in operation).
something like:
  pref1_global-install 	/usr/local
  pref2_global-install	/usr/share
  pref3_global_install	/opt
  pref_local_install		~/apps

  place_local_link_in	~/bin
  place_gobal_link_in	/usr/local/bin
  xmenu_add		/usr/bin/xmenu_add [global|local] bin desc

--- dale

On Friday 21 July 2006 06:50, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > Marco van de Voort wrote:
> > > Philosophically saying, that would enter the programmer into a purely
> > > consumer relation with the OS. Which isn't the case in OSS, since there is
> > > a
> > > shared responsibility by all users, nobody excluded.
> > 
> > You hit the point, except that it _is_ becoming the case with Linux
> > distributed by companies who provide support to their users. ;-) FPC
> > installer shouldn't make assumptions about the type of user (consumer or
> > OSS geek), because both exist nowadays.
> Incorrect, and I don't see what an OSS geek is supposed to be.
> I/We don't have a consumer relation with what you call consumers. Those
> distro's that pocketed the cash have.
> That is not that I'm against decent release building, but there is a
> tradeoff here, and one that is aggrevated due to use of several installer
> and hierarchy conventions.
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