[sf-perl] poll: directory layout question
doom at kzsu.stanford.edu
Thu Apr 22 11:42:40 PDT 2010
David Alban <extasia at extasia.org> wrote:
> so given that you'd use the tree </usr/local/tool-$version/>, would
> you do this for the executable?
> or this?
I would do that. That's the point, I prefer it *all* bunched together
under a versioned directory to make it simpler to compare versions.
> or maybe even a symlink:
> /us/local/bin/tool -> /usr/local/tool-$version/bin/tool
Yes, frequently I'd do something like that once I'd settled on a
particular version to be the default.
> Joe Brenner <doom at kzsu.stanford.edu> wrote:
> > I prefer the "or this layout", because I'm not going want just one
> > version of "tool" involved, really I'm going to do stuff like:
> >> /usr/local/tool-0.88/
> >> /usr/local/tool-0.98/
> >> /usr/local/tool-0.99/
> > The library and the configuration both need to be versioned , and it's
> > simplest to version the directory (and probably make just one the default
> > via a symlink).
 The empty footnote there was where I was going to reminisce about the
bad old days of linux, where you might want to experiment with multiple
builds of kernels but they'd only give you a single /boot/config to do
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