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Re: /usr/local/ etc...

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: /usr/local/ etc...
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 08:12:13 -0400

%% Mary Felkin <address@hidden> writes:

  mf> I don't know if it's a bug or not, but when I use make it keeps
  mf> tying to write things into /usr/local/<something> into which I
  mf> don't have write permission. So, it fails.

GNU make never tries to write anything anywhere.  It doesn't even use
any temporary files.

If things are being written to /usr/local/<something> when you run make,
then the makefiles you're using must be doing it.  This is not something
that is a problem with GNU make, just as a bug in some source code is
not the fault of the compiler.

I suggest you read the documentation that comes with the software you're
trying to build to see how to convince it to write its files somewhere
other than /usr/local.

Good luck!

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:
 http://www.gnu.org                      http://make.paulandlesley.org
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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