Why isn't everyone compiling wine
eternal at antelecom.net
Sun May 23 01:49:30 CDT 2004
LOL! /var/share/mybunghole !! whadda share point... anyways, i've been
using freebsd since 4.2... it's file system layout makes sense to
me... my first step from windoze was into redhat6.2, and the filesystem
terrified me. my employer (at an ISP) handed me a freebsd4.2 disc, and
said "it's on all my boxes." i tried it and loved it since.
if you have to worry about manually removing every file that gets
"spew"ed into the filesystem, redirect the output of `make install' to a
log. ie: make install > install_log. i usually just go into the
directory of the Makefile and do a `make deinstall'...
you can usually also specify where you want the files to be $PREFIX'd...
On Sat, 2004-05-22 at 16:30, JLB wrote:
> I'll be a bit less polite and a bit more to the point.
> If Unix systems didn't insist upon scattering files all the hell over
> /etc, /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/lib, /usr/local/include,
> /var/share/mybunghole, /opt/local/stupidlib, etc. etc...
> Think of the old System 7 and earlier for the Mac... how everything stayed
> neatly in its own directory. If Unix (or Windows!) were like that, it
> wouldn't be such a pain to compile and install things locally. It wouldn't
> vomit files all over a billion different directories. WINE is a -BIG-
> project, and DOES spew files all over the damned filesystem.
> On Sat, 22 May 2004, phrostie wrote:
> > Date: Sat, 22 May 2004 15:00:55 -0400
> > From: phrostie <pfrostie at yahoo.com>
> > To: wine-users at winehq.org
> > Subject: Re: Why isn't everyone compiling wine
> > it's not that i'm afraid of compiling my own, but with the package managers in
> > modern distributions it's normally best to keep everything under the control
> > of rpm, dpkg, apt-get or what ever.
> > On Sat May 22 2004 06:21 am, Kristiaan Lenaerts wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > My guess is that a lot of people are afraid of compiling. I have to
> > > admit I did the same when I just started using linux, having to learn
> > > how to install a program, using a package-manager... I was afraid of
> > > using self-compiled things, because I had no idea how to uninstall it if
> > > it did't work. Working with packages gives *some* comfort, because
> > > that's easy to use, and that's the way the system installed itself (and
> > > updates itself).
> > >
> > > Also, not knowing where programs go after they are compiled, what all
> > > those "/usr/lib /usr/bin ..." dirs are, what has to go where... It is so
> > > comfusing at first, that I can imagine that most people (I did) just use
> > > the package manager, it just works (most of the time).
> > >
> > > But I do agree, since I started compiling wine (gentoo - now using the
> > > cvs), a lot of things just worked that didn't before. Now, it is well
> > > possible that has more to do with the version of wine, than actually
> > > compiling it yourself, but the packages are outdated most of the time...
> > >
> > > just my experience...
> > >
> > > Krist
> > >
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