ports/87416: [PATCH] adapt lang/sbcl to PREFIX other than /usr/local

MOROHOSHI Akihiko moro at remus.dti.ne.jp
Fri Oct 14 20:50:21 UTC 2005

The following reply was made to PR ports/87416; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: MOROHOSHI Akihiko <moro at remus.dti.ne.jp>
To: Paul Ledbetter III <aeacides at gmail.com>
Cc: moro at remus.dti.ne.jp, bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: ports/87416: [PATCH] adapt lang/sbcl to PREFIX other than /usr/local
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 05:41:14 +0900

 I can't agree with you.  Please read following my opinion.
 At Thu, 13 Oct 2005 22:45:38 -0500,
 Paul Ledbetter III wrote:
 > I do not approve.  When installing to a non-standard location, the
 > user should execute SBCL similarly to the following:
 > # cd /usr/ports/lang/sbcl
 > # make install PREFIX=/var/tmp/foo
 > # env SBCL_HOME=/var/tmp/foo/lib/sbcl /var/tmp/foo/bin/sbcl
 > This behavior is part of SBCL by design.  It should not be the
 > responsibility of the FreeBSD port.
 I don't agree.  It's a way of SBCL's binary distribution (and
 their careless source code style), not of its design.
 I don't think SBCL has a policy to force same location among installations.
 I think they just don't pay attention to it enough.
 Reason 1:
 The RPM package, sbcl-0.9.5-1.i386.rpm, which SBCL project themselves
 distribute from sourceforge.net
 does install files in /usr with similar modification.
 ("strings /usr/bin/sbcl | grep lib/sbcl" says "/usr/lib/sbcl".)
 Reason 2:
 Reading sbcl-0.9.5/INSTALL, it appears that SBCL authors do not refuse
 varying location among installations.
 > 1.1. Quick start:
 >   If you install SBCL from binary distribution in other location than
 >   "/usr/local", see section 1.2, "Finding ancillary files".
 > 1.2. Finding ancillary files
 >   Finding core can happen in three ways:
 >     1. By default, in a location configured when the system was built.
 >        For binary distributions this is in "/usr/local/lib/sbcl".
 And I can't find any merit to stick to /usr/local even when it 
 conflicts with sites' policy.
 I confirmed that my patch passes "make test" defined in lang/sbcl/Makefile.

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