> On Feb 23, 2018, at 4:08 PM, Jed Brown <j...@jedbrown.org> wrote:
> "Smith, Barry F." <bsm...@mcs.anl.gov> writes:
>>    I am getting into this thread a little late. What is, exactly,
>>    what we need to change with ./configure ; make ; make install to
>>    make the PETSc "upstream installation" not a mess?  Are we simply
>>    over installing stuff? 
> That is the crucial issue here.

   Sounds easily fixed. First change the installer to install nothing to 
prefix/bin, then start adjusting the locations of various "executables" and 
have install install them in better locations.

>>    Is it the optional dependency handling?
> This is also an issue, but not the concern here.

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