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Re: improve INSTALL contents

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: improve INSTALL contents
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 08:00:59 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Alfred M. Szmidt wrote on Fri, May 15, 2009 at 04:45:21AM CEST:
>    In addition, if you use an unusual directory layout you can give
>    options like @address@hidden to specify different
>    values for particular kinds of files.  Run @samp{configure --help}
>    for a list of the directories you can set and what kinds of files
>    go in them.  In general, the default for these options is expressed
>    in terms of @address@hidden@}}, so that specifying just
>    @option{--prefix} will affect all of the other directory
>    specifications.
>    If you wish to install the package into a staging directory
>    (e.g. for packaging or testing purposes) then you can set the
>    DESTDIR variable, @samp{make address@hidden install}.

What about packages that don't support arbitrary prefix override
(all those using current libtool), or packages or systems that don't
support DESTDIR installs?  This wording creates problems for them.


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