Subject: Re: June 8 sup "snapshot"
To: David Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John F. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 06/17/1995 16:22:11
> Is it possible to compile supped sources without installing the new includes?
> i.e. I want the compiler to use the new includes when compiling the new
> sources, but I don't want to install anything until I'm reasonably sure that
> what I've compiled won't blow me out of the water. That means my includes
> stay put until the rest of the system changes over.
Yes, and I even thought of doing it right just after smashing the includes
(duh). I have a spare root partition, so what I eventually did (after a
few false starts) was to create a blank filesystem there, mounted it as /mnt
and set my DESTDIR environment variable to /mnt, used the mtree program
to build a file hierarchy (I used /usr/src/etc/Makefile as a start, but
changed it around a bit not to do a full build), then built and installed
a set of libraries on /mnt, and then set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /mnt/usr/lib
so I could then build programs using those new libraries. (This step I
never quite finished.)