On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 1:58 AM, Kevin
On 17/10/12 06:41, Chris Travers wrote:
On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM,
Kevin Bailey <..hidden..>
do I run the makefile code?
Should it be run as root?
Should I cd into the base directory of the LS files
Probably best to run it as root since it means
installing the dependencies.
Also it is best to avoid "make install" for 1.3,
since it means running make install on every minor
upgrade. In trunk (1.4), make install is supported
for some types of installations.
But the INSTALL file which comes with this 1.3 file says to
$ make install
So what do you mean - probably best not to run "make
This probably gets chalked up to a preferences thing, and I
suppose in some installations it's the best move.
What make install does is copy the man pages extracted from
POD and the Perl modules to system-appropriate directories.
If this is done on every minor update, then this is no
problem and it offers the advantage of being able to do things
like man LedgerSMB::Form.
On the other hand, the reason for my preference is that by
copying the Perl modules, sometimes people forget to run make
install on the next time and it doesn't go to the new version
on the Perl modules because the old modules are the ones that
get run. Again, not a big deal. Just one of those things
that can impact some deployments, and I personally think that
make install on 1.3 causes more problems than it solves.
To be safe I am committing a patch to INSTALL to correct