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From: Al <oss.elmar@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-alt@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alt] Stating officially with Cygwin
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:05:29
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-alt] Stating officially with Cygwin by Fabian Groffen
1 2010/10/1 Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>:
2 > On 01-10-2010 12:46:48 +0200, Al wrote:
3 >> The parity compiler sounds very ambitious and I am curious. On the
4 >> other hands I also see the advantages in Microsofts PATH approach.
5 >> Dynamic libraries doen't depend on a special path any more and can be
6 >> moved around. All you have to do, is to adapt the PATH variable to the
7 >> new location. That makes your programs more portable.
8 >
9 > you have a wrong perception of portable to me
11 It's not a wrong perception, it's a wider perception. In german it
12 translates with: tragbar, transportabel, portabel.
14 Here I use it in the sense of portablility inside one file system.
15 Maybe you can find a better term.
17 >
18 >> What I am pondering on, is a relative RPATH, relative to the prefix
19 >> path. By this the Prefix installation as a whole could still be moved
20 >> around without breaking. You could run a precompiled  PREFIX
21 >> installation out of different user's home directories.
22 >
23 > You simply can't, because the libraries have paths hardcoded compiled
24 > in.  That is the whole reason why we decided to "fix" the paths where
26 I know, however, I ponder.
28 The prefix is a first step in that direction, Maybe, one can do the
29 second step one day, but one can't do it all at once.
31 > chpathtool exists for a reason, but still it's fragile, and won't work
32 > on cygwin for sure.
34 I'll take a look at that this evening.
36 Al


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Re: [gentoo-alt] Stating officially with Cygwin Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>