On Friday 23 December 2005 9:15 am, you wrote:
> >>If your directory structure changes, the only modifications you would
> >>need to
> >>make would be to the /etc/fstab file and you would need to create a
> >> desktop icon if you wish to have it click start from your desktop.
> > Thanks, I'll try (...and occupy the laptop of my girlfriend ;-)).
> Some feedback: Copying the installation dirctories to CD and then back
> to Windows using a
> different partition and OS did work well, besides:
> PORT packages manually compiled and installed install *.la files. These
> contain paths relative to the initial installation and thus have to be
> adapted to the new directory names. Not realy a problem to MINGW/MSYS
> but worth to mention.
This would apply to *any* application which depends on compiled in PATH
settings -- not just to mingwPORTs. If you simply copy the application files
to a different machine, with a different filesystem layout, you will break
such dependencies. This is the main reason why you are advised to avoid
overriding default installation paths.