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Re: Security patch for gettext-0.11.5/ltmain.sh

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: Security patch for gettext-0.11.5/ltmain.sh
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 22:28:16 +0200 (CEST)

Andrew V. Samoilov writes:

> Well, I typed here $ su - oracle
> >    bin$ make install
> And here I used
>       oracle$ make install DESTDIR=/opt/oracle/tmp
> and gettext package was installed just fine.
> make install does not require write access to compiled sources at all.

It is platform dependent. On some platforms (like HP-UX and AIX)
"make install" does require write access to the .libs directories.

> BTW, what do you think about to use docdir = $(datadir)/doc/
> insted of docdir = $(prefix)/doc in doc/Makefile.am.

Everyone agrees that documentation is architecture independent and
therefore belongs under $prefix/share/doc. I'm waiting for the GNU
standards to be changed to reflect this. The GNU standards currently
available on ftp.gnu.org still want info files to be installed in


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