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Re: Re: Writing journal and output file to current directory

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: Re: Writing journal and output file to current directory
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 06:21:31 +0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

If you use ./configure --enable-relocatable then you will have a
version which is fully functional and can be installed in the user's
home directory (or anywhere else that you want).

I've been testing it recently, and it works fine for me, at least on
GNU/Linux.  There seems to be a small problem when using shared
libraries on the latest development version, so use the stable version
or pass LDFLAGS=-static-libtool-libs to configure.


On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 10:22:47AM -0400, Jason Stover wrote:
     I like the solution of installing in a user's folder.
     I didn't have much of an opinion about this until recently. I've been
     using PSPPIRE in some classroom demontstrations. It's very easy for me
     if I can just install a copy in the public account's folder. If I can
     do that, then I can start the installation in the beginning of class,
     and it can be ready before the end of class, and then the class
     smoothly sails along. But if I need administrative privelages, then I
     just have to wait for the IT department to get around to installing
     it, which could take a long time. In the meantime, I'm stuck in front
     of the class with nothing to show. Or I have to use R, which is OK with
     me, but the students hate its syntax.
     R will install a crippled version of itself in the user's folder. The
     crippled version is good enough. It installs quickly and easily enough
     to let me go on with the class.
     I guess you could say I should be more prepared for class, but these
     situations occur no matter how well I prepare. Sometimes the IT
     department wipes the public account, and sometimes I just forget to
     check that the machines have the software I need. Allowing PSPP to
     install in a user's folder will make classroom demonstrations much
     And the campus admins don't seem to care, either. Maybe there ought
     to be two installations: not-fully-functional in the user's directory,
     or fully-functional on the whole system.

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