On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Kirk, Benjamin (JSC-EG311) <benjamin.kirk-1@nasa.gov> wrote:

But even then when we are building the library internally to the build
system and the header files have not been redistributed by an install rule
we'd need to be able to find them, which I think would require a move as
described, right? 

This is true, if you're wanting to make the changes internally to libMesh. I was misunderstanding and thought you were only thinking of apps not the library itself.