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Re: Ouput directory other than source directory

On Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 02:39:12PM +0200, barbier@imacs.polytechnique.fr wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Xose Manoel Ramos wrote:
> > El Sat, Sep 18, 1999 at 03:35:45PM +0200, David Odin contaba:
> > 
> > >I personnaly have my wml files in ~/Giram.wml and they're output in
> > >~/Giram.html using the -o switch.
> > >  All the gifs and jpegs are in ~/Giram.html/images and I've made a symbolic
> > >links ~/Giram.wml/images that points to ~/Giram.html/images. That way wml
> > >find the pictures when it looks for them and the paths are always correct.
> > 
> > Not a bad idea, this kind of hacks can work fine. I had think before
> > on this idea, using links. But I still dislike it.... 
> [...]
> Could you explain why you want to put output files in another directory?
> Are you sure this make sense?

The Debian web site currently uses "make install" to copy all the *.html
files etc. to a different directory.  Two reasons that I can think of are:

  1. The public can't view the .wml files and Makefile etc. directly.
     (safer for Debian.)  :-)

  2. Less stuff for worldwide Debian mirrors site to mirror.

There may be other reasons that I have missed.  I wasn't the one who set
up all the supporting Makefile and templates for the Debian web site.  :-)


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