Prompts on what to do next after an install

Tom Spear speeddymon at
Fri Mar 16 17:57:54 CDT 2007

I just came across another idea that might be nice, and would be
trivial to accomplish

After running ./configure the configure script tells you to run make
depends && make

After that, there is nothing telling you what to do..

Obviously most users can figure out to run make install, but it would
be nice to have a prompt to say "Now it is time to install wine by
running 'make install' as root"

Then after that is complete, and this is where I always forget, a
prompt to run wineprefixcreate and winecfg would be nice, because that
seems to cause several duplicate and unnecessary bugs to be filed.
Obviously the user should read documentation, but once you have read
it you generally dont tend to read it again, and might forget
something.  I forget to run both wineprefixcreate and winecfg nearly
every time I do a clean reinstall of wine because it isnt part of a
normal build routine for most linux apps to have to do this..

I could write up patches for this but I'm taking off for the weekend
and wont have access to my linux machine till monday morning, and also
I dont know enough about automake and autoconf to be able to write
that stuff in.



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