[conspire] debian 3.0_r4 .iso's? and a rant against GNU's libtool(1)

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sat Feb 19 18:01:06 PST 2005

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 14:36:28 -0800, Eric De Mund wrote:

> Actually, everything in the raft boiled down to that one point,
> libtool(1). In "the old days", I could build and install my own pack-
> ages, without fail, using the classic trio of "configure; make; make
> install". Given libtool(1), pkg-config(1), and /usr/lib/pkgconfig, it
> appears that the "configure; make; make install" model of building pack-
> ages from source, referencing libraries of one's own choosing, is not
> quite extant. As a control freak, *I* want to maintain control of which
> types of packages get installed under /usr and which get installed under
> /usr/local; I can't abide an overarching model which dictates its own
> terms to me.

Perhaps you're not overlooking this, but in case you are:

man install

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