What happened to ginstall?

Robin Collins robinc at netcomuk.co.uk
Sun Mar 12 02:06:54 PST 2000

Hi Gerard,

Saturday, March 11, 2000, 9:22:37 PM, you wrote:

>> I presume that a symlink is needed for 'ginstall' from 'install' since
>> Fileutils wants to run /usr/bin/ginstall.
>> I can't find anything in the V2 version which mentions this, only the
>> old reference to 6.1.4 in V1.

GB> ginstall wasn't needed. The reason I included ginstall was the fact that
GB> V1's method of gcc required ginstall. But the new gcc does it correctly
GB> now and used the 'install' program as it should. So the ginstall
GB> symlink was rendered obsolete, and thus removed from the HOWTO. I
GB> haven't come across a package that requires this. I'm going to install X
GB> system stuff on LFS tomorrow. I don't recall it having that bug and
GB> wanting to use ginstall, but I'll make sure by installing X tomorrow.

As I said, Fileutils-4.0 uses it, or at least it did on my system,
which is why I raised it.  Line 48 of the Makefile says:

INSTALL=/usr/bin/ginstall -c


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