On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 03:20:10PM +0100, Michel Schinz wrote:
> So, as I promised, here is what I currently have to install package.
> It's still pretty preliminary, but the general ideas are here, and I
> would be glad to get comments about these.
Thanks. First of all, I want to say that I haven't had time to review
all of this yet, so I'm not commenting on the substance of the
message; I just want to make a suggestion about the user interface.
Most all unix software is converging on the GNU Coding Conventions for
installation, which (among other things) say that to install:
and to unistall:
Note that the configure script need not necessarily use autoconf or
anything, it could just be empty or just check that scsh is installed,
etc. Also, the Makefile could just call out to the install script
which you described in your message.
Is there any reason not to follow these conventions?