On Saturday 29 September 2001 16:57, John P. Looney wrote:
> > but there must be a clean way to do
> > it.
>> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/packages/package_name_version
> make install
> ln -s /usr/local/package/package_name_version/bin/* /usr/local/bin
hmmm... for some value of "cleaner". I'm aware of all that (it's partly
thanks to autoconf that most GNU apps were so easy to install on AmigaOS
... but not vice-versa.)
What I'd like to see would be :
<click> uncompressing archive<click> running application.
And, from the command line,
tar jxvf myapp.tar.bz2
(application is now automagically added to all relevant system paths, just by
virtue of being a subdirectory of Apps.)
Ultimately, I'm thinking something like filesystem-as-database, with
file-watches / triggers / callbacks to "stored procedures" and all sorts of
weirdness - top of my list would be symlinks that are a bit like XML XPath,
so that you can readdir() a virtual directory of, or symlink to, "all files
in any subdirectory of /floogle/ last modified 3 days ago, that are mpegs" .
Microsoft and Hans Reiser are both aiming vaguely in this direction anyway,
so all I really have to do is wait...
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