On Feb 6, 2014, at 9:14 AM, Greg Stark <st...@mit.edu> wrote: > Installing into /usr/local is a global system change. Only root should > be able to do that and any user that can do that can easily acquire > root privileges.
I agree with you, but I don’t think the Homebrew folks do. Or at least their current implementation doesn’t. OT though. > Well, users can do whatever they want at run-time but there are > blessed paths that are the correct place to install things that these > systems are configured to search automatically. My point was just that > there are generally two such blessed paths, one for the distribution > and one for the local sysadmin. Yeah, two blessed would be very useful, but I think the ability to add any number of paths would be even better. > What you do not want is to have a different path for each piece of > software. That way lies the > /usr/local/kde/bin:/usr/local/gnome/bin:/usr/local/myfavouritehack/bin:... > madness. You can do this with Python or Perl but they won't do it > automatically and everyone who does this with environment variables or > command line flags eventually realizes what a mess it is. (Except Java > programmers) Agreed. Best, David -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers