Re: Simplifying package installation.

On Thu, Aug 26, 1999 at 04:24:10PM -0800, Tony Taylor ISD" wrote:
> Would the libraries be locatable, though?  Or would there have to be
> some LD_LIBRARY_PATH kludge?
> Also, this would put files all over the place; ~/etc, ~/bin, ~/lib,
> etc.  Is this wise to do in a user's directory?  (As a sysadmin for 500
> Unix users, I'd reflexively say, "No.")

Have you ever checked those 500 home directories and looked at what
what they've been installing there? A user has no other way than to
(compile from source and) install in his home directory.

LD_LIBRARY_PATH is not so bad.


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