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Re: more cleaning
On Tue, 2003-05-06 at 18:46, Matti Aarnio wrote:
> > right thing. With it, you can specify "./configure --mandir=..." as
> > with other autoconfed packages.
> No. That doesn't change a thing. You can still define
> ./configure --mandir=...
> but usually I don't, nor the configure script is able to determine
> automagically what path prefix the system uses for man-pages.
> Its internal defaults are stupid. Very stupid.
I see, you are using "prefix" for the "virtual root" when making
packages. AFAIK this is not how autoconf people meant it; e.g
./configure'd prefix can be included in a binary as a path to some
config files and such. If you need "virtual root", it is recommended to
use a separate Makefile variable for that, typically DESTDIR
=== Makefile ===
prefix = @prefix@
mandir = @mandir@
$(INSTALL) something.8 $(DESTDIR)$(mandir)/man8
this way prefix is ./configure -stage thing, and DESTDIR is
install-stage thing, e.g.
./configure --prefix=/usr ...
make install DESTDIR=/var/tmp/pkg
Anway, it does not matter too much, so let it be as it was...
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