Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Wed Apr 27 09:11:24 PDT 2005

On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 02:16:07PM +0300, Yaroslav Tarasenko wrote:
> I remember how it was simple installing software (and upgrading to new 
> versions) on BeOS: you should just unzip archive file and put its 
> contents somewhere on HD. Is it a dream in bsd world?

You can do the same on any OS, but it means duplicating a lot of stuff.
Heck, move all your libs into $PKG/lib, use a wrapper which sets
LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the install location and be done. That's what a lot
of commerical software vendors do.

Is it the UNIX-way? I don't think so.


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