Opened 9 months ago

Closed 8 months ago

#122 closed task (fixed)

remove overwrite of --prefix

Reported by: stefan Owned by: stefan
Priority: minor Component: build system
Version: trunk Keywords: autotools-update
Cc:

Description

I more and more think that we should remove

# Where should everything be installed by default?  The COIN default is to
# install directly into subdirectories of the directory where configure is
# run. The default would be to install under /usr/local.

  AC_PREFIX_DEFAULT([`pwd`])

I have the impression that most software keeps the default /usr/local.

It might be convenient for a developer to not install into /usr/local, but for (rather new) users this might come at a surprise.

As far as I understood, the get.dependencies.sh or the coin.install scripts of Ted would be unaffected by such a change, since they always set --prefix explicitly.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by lou

I agree --- the more we can confirm to Gnu default standards the better off we are. I, too, routinely set --prefix to something other than the COIN default.

comment:2 Changed 8 months ago by stefan

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Removed AC_PREFIX_DEFAULT([`pwd`]) with r3923.

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