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Re: DESTDIR vs `make install exec_prefix='

From: Jan Engelhardt
Subject: Re: DESTDIR vs `make install exec_prefix='
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 23:49:13 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (LSU 1167 2008-08-23)

On Saturday 2009-04-18 22:45, John Calcote wrote:
>>>Oh, you mean if the value of the *variable* is empty (following the
>>>thread), not the directory itself.  D'oh, sorry, that should have been
>>>obvious to me from context.  Never mind.  :)
>>No, I also thought of empty directories. Quote from above: "respective
>>installation directory is empty.". But the puzzling thing was that
>>when using DESTDIR=$foo, $foo would normally be empty anyways
>>(in automated build systems like lbuild/koji/etc.)
>I'm sure he meant "...respective installation directory *variable* is
>empty.". Doing anything based on whether the directory itself was empty is

Sure, but it was still a confusing read for too many parties ;-)

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