Subject: Packages (Re: xntpd)
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Bruce Albrecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/06/1996 08:34:16
Raymond A. Wiker writes:
Hubert Feyrer writes:
> I assume you understood that the users (and that's what we act for here :-),
> and with them their shells, don't have to include all those dir's
> bin-subdirectories into ther $PATH, but only some common bin-dir
> (/usr/local/bin), which contains only symlinks.
Just a quick comment here: Some applications
will not work with this scheme. XEmacs, for example, looks at argv
and PATH and uses this information to locate the lisp libraries. So,
in this case at least, it would be necessary to have a small
shell-script wrapper instead of a symlink.
It would of course be possible to have a symlink to a wrapper
located in the package directory...
This is not true for XEmacs. On my system, the XEmacs in my path is a
symlink, and XEmacs follows the symlink to locate the lisp libraries.