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Re: Suggestion

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Suggestion
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 13:27:12 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 12 Mar 2004, Robert Wyrick wrote:

> I'm developing a package manager that aids users in installing
> sofware (from source) into their home directories.  Packages
> are managed in a way VERY MUCH like GNU stow.  The significant
> feature of stow (and my package manager) is that there is a
> distinction between runtime directories and install directories.
> I've noticed that some packages that utilize libtool have
> problems with this because libtool has checks that make it
> refuse to install libraries into a directory that doesn't
> start with the location it was informed of at "configure"
> time.  libtool has no concept of separate runtime/install
> time directories.

Libtool uses the DESTDIR environment variable to support this.

Bob Friesenhahn

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