Re: problem with the "stk" script

From: Marc Furrer <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 10:08:13 +0200

In article <9508231324.AA13927_at_FIRST.CS.NYU.EDU> David Fox <fox_at_FIRST.CS.NYU.EDU> writes:

   Stefan Monnier writes:

> The only advantage I can see is that the path can be fixed even on
> systems with heterogenous machines sharing the directory over
> NFS. But in such a case, stk is not the only app having to deal
> with the problem and the sysadm (or the user) has probably already
> solved the problem (my "bin" is not in ~/bin but
> ~/irix/ip22/5.3/bin, for instance).

   I think that there are more advantages than you mention, particularly
   if you are trying to get busy people to try your software. Since
   there are no hard-coded paths in the executable you can distribute

And wouldn't an environment variable solve the problem ?
I think stk can already use a STK_LIBRARY variable, just set
it correctly in your .profile/.login. (as you probably do for lots of
other packages).

Received on Thu Aug 24 1995 - 10:09:53 CEST

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