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Re: [Mingw-msys] How do I recreate the MSYS distribution?

On 2007-10-23 14:33Z, Bill Hoffman wrote:
> However, there have been some requests that CMake use /usr/local as a 
> default install location on msys.  I have some issues with this, as 
> CMake will have to figure out where /usr/local really is on the windows 
> file system, but that can be done.   CMake is a native windows 
> application and does not link to the msys run time, so to figure out 
> where /usr/local is it would have to parse the fstab.  The big question 
> is should it be done?  The strongest argument for using /usr/local as 
> the install location, is that autotools based projects use /usr/local as 
> the default install location.

Common advice on this list is to override 'prefix' with:
  ./configure --prefix=`cd /usr/local && pwd -W`
which yields some string like this:
See, for example, this detailed discussion:
of the problem it solves, and of issues it may create.

I'd suggest that CMake not do extra work to support a default
that's likely to be overridden, especially because the most
common idiom for overriding it isn't universally optimal.

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