Re: [dev] why avoid install?

From: pancake <>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:58:02 +0100

another anoying thing of pkg-config is that it uses longopt

--libs can be -l
--cflags can be -c
--list-all can be -a
--version can be -v

but if we want it to be compatible we should handle the longopt ones :(

the only "complicated" part is the version number comparison, because
its not just a number vs number, some packages use a very fucked up
version number. but i doubt we should support them. version numbers
should be *easy* to read and parse.

On 11/18/2014 09:49 PM, Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe wrote:
> Quoth FRIGN on Tue, Nov 18 2014 19:30 +0100:
>> Well, install doesn't do any magic.
> There is this.[1] But if the issue is unlinking a running target,
> (a) how often is this an issue, considering one will often be make
> install-ing to a package directory, and (b) isn't this what
> POSIX cp -f is for?
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