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Stupid losing Sun...

GRRR! GNOME 2.0 for Solaris is out now... but Sun built and packaged it to install in /usr/bin, /usr/lib, and the like, rather than somewhere reasonable like /usr/gnome, /opt/gnome, or /usr/local. Which means that there's no way to avoid having their version in your path if you have it installed at all... and it crashes frequently. And dtlogin by default puts it in the front of your path, which breaks 2.2 development.

I am not pleased....



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Feb. 8th, 2003 03:02 am (UTC)

Um. You mean the same Sun that's responsible for my having to add a bunch of random directories to $PATH in order to find little things like the compiler, or m4, or whoami for crying out loud — that this Sun is putting Gnome (of all things) in /usr?

And here I was just thinking that "Solaris" would make a good safeword, for those into that kind of thing....

Feb. 8th, 2003 12:36 pm (UTC)
Yep. That Sun.

And yes, having to have lots of instances of /opt/SUNWfoo/bin in $PATH is also extremely annoying -- but at least there's a workaround for that. (Or you could ln -s everything to /usr/sun/{bin,lib,...}...)
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