[Catalyst] RFC: Makefile warning in catalyst apps

Joel Bernstein joel at fysh.org
Thu Jul 30 12:38:54 GMT 2009

On 28 Jul 2009, at 09:27, Devin Austin wrote:

> okay, I got this right this time.
> What are everyone's thoughts on including a warning and forced  
> confirmation when a user  goes to "make install" an application, be  
> it downloaded from cpan or elsewhere?
> Something like, "you are running make install, are you REALLY sure  
> you want to install this application system wide?  If you aren't  
> sure, then CTRL + C.", or, make reallywantoinstall, etc.

That seems to make unwarranted assumptions about the scope of the  

Why are you against installing Cat apps in the first place? It's my  
usual approach. Then I just deploy the local-lib tree containing lib/  
and bin/ and it Just Works.


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