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Re: improve INSTALL contents

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: improve INSTALL contents
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 02:29:37 -0400

   >    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),

I do not understand, DESTDIR is supported with libtool.

   or packages or systems that don't support DESTDIR installs?  This
   wording creates problems for them.

Then it should be reported to the maintainer(s) so that they can fix
the bug.

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