Subject: Re: Frustration
To: Matthew Jacob <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/25/1998 14:23:50
On Sun, 15 Mar 1998, Matthew Jacob wrote:

> Ummm... Yes, this could be better documented. 
> I myself don't have *too* much trouble building.
> DESTDIR does more than set where the target builds go, it also
> does install includes and libraries. It doesn't do everything,
> and it varies from  architecture to architecture (due to some
> shared library foo). However, some stuff still gets done out of
> the running system, in particular the /usr/share/mk stuff- I'm
> sure someone cleverer than I with NetBSD already works around this.

make -m $DESTDIR/usr/share/mk

Given that, the only time you need to mess with the running system is when
make or gcc or gas or ld or ... has had expanded options added which the
Makefiles expect.

Take care,