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Re: Baked-in paths

From: Martin Kalbfuß
Subject: Re: Baked-in paths
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:39:06 +0100

Am Sonntag, den 14.03.2010, 22:29 +0000 schrieb Reuben Thomas:
> I imagine this question has been asked before, but searching the
> archives, the net and the manual didn't help me with the following:
> I have a C program which loads some scripts at runtime. These are
> stored in datadir (e.g. /usr/local/share/prog). But I also want to be
> able to run the program from its build directory.
> At the moment I bake in the relevant path; I imagine that for "make
> install" I have to rebuild the binary, baking in the installation
> path, having baked the build directory path in a normal "make".
> Is there a recommended way to deal with this situation?

set the install prefix to a sub directory of your build directory, This
way you can test your application, using the datadir path, without
installing it into the system.

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