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Re: Mac OS X Installer Package Script

From: Jan D.
Subject: Re: Mac OS X Installer Package Script
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 10:14:27 +0200 (MEST)

ndrew Choi <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> I've just added the file mac/make-package to the CVS tree.
> This is shell script contributed by Steven Tamm.  When run, it creates
> an Installer package file containing the files needed by Emacs.  The
> Installer application can then be used to install them.
> Please test this and let me know if it works for you.

I don't think it should run configure/make install.  That is best done the
"normal" way.  This script does not allow any arguments to configure or make,
or indeed, choice of make program to run.  Some of us have shell scripts
to run configure in a special way, that can't be done either with
this script.

It seems a bit much to have to build an installer and then run that just
to install Emacs.  I would prefer to have an option to configure where
to install the application (/Application by default is fine), and then
"make install" installs everything.  A script to build an installer is cool,
but I would not like for it to be mandatory.

Oh, another thing, "make install" should not install an emacs executable
in $prefix/bin, since that executable can't be run without crashing.

Just my thoughts,

        Jan D.

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