Absolute paths

(Has this topic already been discussed?)

IMHO, Unix applications should never have hard-coded file paths embedded
into binaries. Thus, binaries should still work if you move them. 

It would be great if Gnome worked this way. The binaries for Solaris 2.7
provided by HelixCode, for example, have /opt/gnome hardcoded, and this is
not where I want to / can install Gnome. I'd like to run:

rpm -vhi <gnome RPMS> --prefix=/usr/local/gnome

, for example, but as far as I understand, this is not possible. Can this
be fixed? 

Btw, HelixCode have different SRPMS for different archs. Why? 

/Peter Astrand <altic@lysator.liu.se>

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