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Re: Feature request: setting env vars for binary wrappers

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: Feature request: setting env vars for binary wrappers
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 16:32:23 +0200
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Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
On Fri, 2008-04-18 at 22:27 +0300, Roumen Petrov wrote:
I perfectly know that user cannot go in build-dir and just to run secure shell daemon/client.

And if you are happy with that, good for you.  In GNOME though, we want
our users to be able to run uninstalled programs.  If this feature is
not interesting to you, fine.  I don't understand why you are so
opposing it.

In GNU Smalltalk, "./gst" is used if you don't need to load any plugin, while "tests/gst" is used if you need plugins; "tests/gst" is created by config.status. Most of the time launching "./gst" is enough; and since its startup time is much faster than "tests/gst", I didn't feel the need to use the more user-friendly executable as the default.

I see how you might consider this a poor choice if you have a lot of executables; OTOH autoconf does the same and has 6-7 executables.


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