[Mono-list] SPAM-LOW: Re: NUnit Version - Upgrade soon?
andreas.faerber at web.de
Thu Dec 11 18:27:58 EST 2008
Am 11.12.2008 um 22:03 schrieb Charlie Poole:
> Follow up question on application installs:
> The whole autotools thing seems like a bit of overkill for
> a pure .NET application.
While many Mono-related managed tools  do use autoconf, ...
> Is it reasonable to just use a
> simple install target that copies everything under $(prefix)?
> Any good examples to look at?
Git comes to mind - they use a Makefile install target as you
describe, but there's nothing .NET/Mono related.
Many Unix tools use autotools, which brings some tools for free -
e.g., documentation of switches, logging to config.log, overriding
prefix directories (--bindir=... etc.) and installing to a clean root
dir for packaging (`make install DESTDIR=...`).
It's unintuitive to use on Windows though for most people. But so is a
 MonoDevelop, Mono.ZeroConf, gtk-sharp, etc.
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