On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:18:49PM +0200, Erik Faye-Lund wrote:
> >> >> Support determining the binaries' installation path at runtime even if
> >> >> called without any path components (i.e. via search path).
> I think the motivation for the feature in the first place is Windows,
> where the installation path isn't known at build-time. In the
> unix-world, this is generally known (/usr/bin or something like that).
> What's the reason you want it on other platforms?
It's part of an in-house development toolchain featuring git that I want
to hand to users as a binary installation for a number of platforms but
give them the choice where to install it.
Secondly, once the infrastructure is in place, it's easier to do or
enhance relocatability support for other platforms such as Windows.
Finally: Others do it. Perl's done it and I've already needed that as
well - on Mac OS X.
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