[petsc-dev] Sean is going to love this

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Dec 24 02:06:49 CST 2014

On Tue, 23 Dec 2014, Jed Brown wrote:

> Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> writes:
> >   Sure, but they have to go into a "legal" location. Where would that
> >   legal location be? We'd start by putting the data as is in the legal
> >   location, then add a bin/petsc-config to process that data (crudely)
> >   then refine both the storage of the data and the bin/petsc-config
> >   over time.
> $libdir/petsc/ if we want to be like libtool and pkgconfig.
> $sysconfdir/petsc/ if we think of these as host-specific.
> $datadir/petsc/ if we think of them as host-independent (similar to man
> pages).
> By default:
>   libdir = $prefix/lib/
>   sysconfdir = $prefix/etc/
>   datadir = $prefix/share/
> I think we could use any of these without getting in trouble with
> package managers.

Or just have the data in bin/petsc-config? [since this is likely to be
a different file for each petsc variant thats installed?]


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