ant instructions

Randy McMurchy randy at
Fri Dec 10 16:42:20 PST 2004

Archaic wrote:
> Should we add the export commands to /etc/profile, or use the built in
> mechanism we have in via
> if [ -d /opt/ant/bin ]; then
>         pathappend /opt/ant/bin
>         export ANT_HOME=/opt/ant
> fi
> This question probably also applies to other packages as well.

My personal opinion is to have the user export his vars himself.

1. Knowledge factor.
2. He may have relocated the package.
3. He may want the order of the path different than just appended.
4. I don't like automation. I feel the user should do it himself.


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