[Maxima] share search, was: Maxima stats huge numbers of files at startup?
robert.dodier at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 10:06:29 CST 2009
On 12/11/09, Raymond Toy <toy.raymond at gmail.com> wrote:
> Robert Dodier wrote:
>> Well, maybe the list can be constructed automatically
>> just once when Maxima is built.
> This is how maxima worked before, but we sometimes forgot to add share
> directories to the list. Doing it automatically relieves us of this
> manual task.
I'm not proposing that we go back to the manual list construction.
> I suppose we could have configure build the list for us so we don't
> have to. But then we can't later install a new share package (after
> installation) and have maxima automatically pick that up. This doesn't
> happen very often, I suppose, so the advantage of automatically adding
> paths is not so much.
Well, I suspect the problem is that Maxima thinks that / is the
share directory. Maybe stat-over-NFS is not any big deal so long
as Maxima is looking in the right place.
I guess I'm inclined to just let it ride until we know more.
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