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Re: DESTDIR install broken

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-08-01 15:21:35 CEST

On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 03:49:34PM -0700, Jack Repenning wrote:
> At 2:45 PM -0700 7/31/03, Ted Irons wrote:
> >Karl -
> >
> >For subversion-0.26.0, I did
> > tar xvzf subversion-0.26.0.tar.gz
> > cd subversion-0.26.0
> > mv neon neon.1
> > mv apr apr.1
> > mv apr-util apr-util.1
> > ./configure --prefix=/swl/opt/ix86-linux\
> > --with-apxs=/swl/opt/ix86-linux/sbin/apxs
> > make
> > make install DESTDIR=/swl/opt/ix86-linux/encap/subversion-0.26.0
>
> Why not
>
> ...
> ./configure --prefix=/swl/opt/ix86-linux/encap/subversion-0.26.0 ...
> ...
> make install

DESTDIR is useful for people who build packages for other people to use.
You can do ./configure --prefix=/usr; make; make DESTDIR=/tmp/blah and
not overwrite anything in your /usr. Then you can tar up the files in
/tmp/blah or bundle them into whatever package format you like etc. for
distribution.

-- 
Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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