[GNC-dev] About the "$HOME/.local" installation prefix

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Fri May 3 03:45:54 EDT 2019

On Fri, 3 May 2019 at 07:26, David Cousens <davidcousens at bigpond.com> wrote:
> ...
> I.e. we recommend using cmake commands as follows for inexperienced or users
> who don't have admin privileges rather than simply installing directly under
> $HOME/.local  which already has a gnucash directory for GnuCash user
> preferences.
> cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$HOME/.local/programs/gnucash <relative or
> absolute path to sources>
> If you think this is a better idea (or there is another more general
> alternative  I can update the Wiki build instructions to reflect this. The
> user could then create an alias in the bashrc file to access the executable
> and/or add it to their launcher etc.

I really don't like the idea of installing under a hidden directory (~/.local).


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