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Re: Q: 'make prefix=/new/path install'

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Q: 'make prefix=/new/path install'
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 07:30:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

* Daniel Herring wrote on Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 04:19:49AM CET:
> On Tue, 4 Nov 2008, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>> If yes, then the answer is: Libtool doesn't support that late prefix
>> diversion, unfortunately.  I'm not sure whether that can be fixed, but
>> it wouldn't be easy, due to the obscurities of some system's shared
>> library semantics.  And yes, this is a violation of the GNU Coding
>> Standards (GCS).  (If pressed, I'd probably go for changing the GCS
>> instead.)
> FWIW, it seems that libtool is already relinking executables against  
> shared libraries during `make install`; it just isn't updating the RPATH  
> or .la files.

Well, doing so with the current code, without further adjustments, would
  make install DESTDIR=/temporary/staging/area

Also, please be aware that, whether relinking is done, is quite system
dependent.  With some systems it is never needed, with others it is
always needed.


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