[vdr] [DISCUSSION REQUEST] reintroduce a common make configuration file in VDR-1.7.35

Manuel Reimer manuel.reimer at gmx.de
Thu Dec 27 17:43:21 CET 2012

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> This was more like a general rant about Linux distributions all wanting
> there files in different locations.

This is common on most Unix systems. There are common paths where specific types 
of files should be placed to. If you are used to the common paths, then you'll 
find the files, you are looking for, without the need to have to look into the 
programs documentation.

The alternative would be that everyone places stuff to wherever they want which 
would result in noone knowing about where to search for a specific library on 
the system. So maybe most software would be linked statically or would bring 
their own version of $LIBRARY. It would be a total mess to update this if a 
security hole in a popular library has to be patched...



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