[GRASS5] Re: [GRASSLIST:3785] make install 5.7

Glynn Clements glynn.clements at virgin.net
Wed Jun 30 04:36:02 EDT 2004

Sabine Grabner wrote:

> i made 'make install' and had a look to /usr/local/bin to check my
> new command to run grass-5.7.0.
> what i found was: 
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         1173 2004-01-26 15:57 grass5 
> lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           33 2004-05-12 09:57 grass57 -> /usr/
> local/bin/grass57-10_05_2004 
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         1170 2004-06-30 10:05 grass57-10_05_2004 
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         2391 2004-01-26 15:57 grass5uninstall.sh 
> i am wondering if my old command grass57-10_05_2004 is now
> overwritten as the date is doday's?

Yes. The "install" target generates the script using shell


This will overwrite any existing target.

[Developers: the correct fix is to create a temporary file and then
install it using the INSTALL variable which is set by autoconf's
AC_PROG_INSTALL macro. That will be the path to the "install" program
if it is found, or the "install-sh" script otherwise. Both of these
would have replaced the symlink with the new script rather than
overwriting the symlink's target.]

> is 'grass57-10_05_2004' executing 'grass57-10_05_2004' or 'grass-5.7.0' now? 

It will have been updated. It's a script, so you can see what it
contains. It just sets GISBASE then executes Init.sh.

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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