Subject: Re: Installing symlinks?
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/01/1999 23:10:35
On Tue, 1 Jun 1999, David Maxwell wrote:

: Can someone tell me what is the 'right' way to package 
: a utility that installs under multiple names, via symlinks?
: 1) There's no INSTALL_PROGRAM_SYMLINK macro... should there be?

${LN} -f -s ${PREFIX}/bin/name1 ${PREFIX}/bin/name2 ...

: 2) What goes in the PLIST ?

Both names.  "@exec ln" is only used in cases where a directory symlink, or
a symlink outside of the tree, is used.

: 3) Anything other than @${LN}... in the makefile?

Nope, you got it.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.