> 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.