Attn: Install path debaters

James Browning jamesb.fe80 at
Thu Jan 4 16:08:38 UTC 2018

On Jan 3, 2018 5:23 AM, "Ian Bruene via devel" <devel at> wrote:

> We are on track to merging the solution in !615, if you have objections
> please state them *soon*, together with a patch that fixes the problem. We
> are rapidly approaching the planned mid-January 1.1 date.
> To snip one large set of objections in the bud: Yes, this solution is
> /hideous/. Unfortunately the nature of the bug means that we get to pick
> two of {correct install path | can import without shenanigans in the user's
> environment | pretty}. This particular node in tradeoff space also means
> that the ugliness is directly in our code where it can be paired with a big
> fat explanation comment.
> --
> *"In the end; what separates a Man, from a Slave? Money? Power? No. A Man
> Chooses, a Slave Obeys."* -- Andrew Ryan
> *"Utopia cannot precede the Utopian. It will exist the moment we are fit
> to occupy it."* -- Sophia Lamb
I seem to recal that Fred Wright suggested a simmilar patch back just
before 1.0

IMO, shove any changes to the build system to February or later. Then
create a
devel/build-SNAFU.txt file with references to all of the relevent
discussions. Then
work on the build system.
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