Opened 3 years ago

#21536 new enhancement

documentation: Recommend GNU stow to people who want to install to /usr/local

Reported by: mkoeppe Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: sage-7.4
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Dependencies: #21479 Stopgaps:

Description

#21479 allows to set --prefix, but of course we can't write to /usr/local because we aren't root at 'make' time. (See also #21495.)

So, for people who really want all software in /usr/local, we could just point them to https://www.gnu.org/software/stow/ in the documentation. Haven't used that in 10 years, but looks like it is still maintained.

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