[sword-devel] Why Sword?

David White sword-devel@crosswire.org
12 Feb 2002 19:26:21 +1100

That is why I would suggest using a configuration script of some kind.
Users should not have to be root to install Sword, and I assume Sword is
intended to work on a wide variety of platforms, which may have very
different directory hierarchy schemes. Thus it is important for Sword to
robustly support installation into any arbitary directory in a


On Tue, 2002-02-12 at 02:56, Martin Gruner wrote:
> > Personally I would prefer 3 places for linux.
> > the main sword mods directory (/usr/share/sword) for system installed
> > modules (rpms and debs)
> > /usr/local/sword for modules installed by installmgr and untaring by root.
> > home directory under .sword for users.
> >
> > or at least, this is the way it has to be for debian so could it please be
> > supported.
> The problem here is that you have diffenent locations and different 
> installation methods. Once somebody starts to mix them, he'll get into 
> trouble. Therefore I suggest ONE location, and ONE method, which should be a 
> good installmgr imo. Would even be easier than installing a bunch of rpms.
> Martin