[postgis-devel] Installation Paths

strk at refractions.net strk at refractions.net
Mon Dec 19 07:11:52 PST 2005

Alright, I've given configure.in a cleanup.
Behaviour should be the same as before:

	case NO_FLAGS:
		paths follow postgresql ones (with older postgis

	case --prefix:
		paths follow GNU coding standards

	case any_override:
		overrides the specific path, valid overrides are:
		--with-docdir=path (README.postgis, postgis.html)
		--libdir=path (liblwgeom.so)
		--bindir=path (loader/dumper)
		--mandir=path (loader/dumper man pages)
		--datadir=path (.sql scripts)

Alex, can you check this works for you ?

Other hackers' comments higly welcome. 

On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 01:17:23PM +0100, strk at refractions.net wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 11:11:33AM +0100, strk at refractions.net wrote:
> ...
> > As a general mean to support parallel installation I think we should
> > use completely custom paths, in a standard way. 
> I'm still convinced we should switch to this behaviour.
> It will allow parallel installation of even MICRO releases,
> as you could have:
> 	--prefix=/usr/local/postgis-1.1.0 
> 	--prefix=/usr/local/postgis-1.1.1
> You'll have standard switches to fine-tune paths:
> 	--bindir (loader/dumper)
> 	--datadir (lwpostgis.sql, lwpostgis_upgrade.sql, spatial_ref_sys.sql)
> 	--mandir (loader/dumper manual pages)
> 	--libdir (liblwgeom.so)
> And non-standard (but common) switch for docs:
> 	--with-docdir (README.postgis, postgis.html)
> What do you think ?
> --strk;
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