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Authored by: SeanAhern on Mar 08, '07 04:08:54AM

Thanks for your explanation. Of course, you can install any tool into any location -- I've done it for years.

Understanding that you consider /sw to be the "local machine customization" location that allows you to stay separate from the rest of the OS was the missing bit. I can see keeping things in one location making it easier to move software installs from one machine to another. I personally wouldn't choose /sw, but I understand your thought process now.

Thanks for taking the time.

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Authored by: vdanen on Mar 08, '07 09:18:38PM

No problem. Yeah, I do things a bit backwards on my macs... =) On my Annvix boxes, it's always "my stuff" in /usr/local, but I don't do that here as I find too many other external/third-party packages put stuff in /usr/local so I prefer using /sw for my own stuff (since, in a sense, I'm compiling the fink stuff myself I guess).

Yes, I'm a little odd, but the "system" makes sense to me.

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