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Re: Creating Packages of subversion

From: Jon Middleton <jjm_at_ixtab.org.uk>
Date: 2002-07-30 01:29:00 CEST

On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 03:57:43PM -0700, David Kimdon wrote:
> Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 09:13:43PM +0100 wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > It would help anyone that creating a package if it was possible to
> > invoke make install as
> >
> > make install DESTDIR=debian/tmp
> This is due to a bug in libtool:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=98342&repeatmerged=yes
> Have a look at the current debian packages in debian/patches/ltmain.sh.diff
> for a fix. You should apply the patch after running autogen.sh.

If we pass DESTDIR to make install this patch is not needed as we are
not changing $(prefix) which does not cause any problems while
relinking (I currently using packages built without this patch -
basied on your 13.2 packages from people.debian.org. I'll forward a
patch off list)
> It would be nice to teach apxs2 to play better with packaging, I
> agree. One option is to make some changes to apxs2 that would allow
> this type of operation. I haven't looked into it in detail but is
> seams to me the fix should go in apxs2 since that would benefit a
> larger audience.

It turns out that it is possible, see my other mail with the patch
that implements this proposal.
> It isn't obvious to me what we get with the proposed DESTDIR fix that
> we don't have with a prefix override, for example:

As I say above it does seem to fix the problem with lintool with

"First things first -- but not necessarily in that order"
                -- The Doctor, "Doctor Who"		

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