Subject: Re: Frustration
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 03/25/1998 14:26:17
On Sun, 15 Mar 1998, Joseph Sarkes wrote:
> Well, i am now totally frustrated and confused. Every time
> I try to build the current tree it dies somewhere and i have
> to reinstall the 1.3 sources to get an operational system.
> HOW do you do a make build without trashing your system?
> I put in a DESTDIR= and that only changes where the final
> install will go.
For me, DESTDIR will also change where the include files go and get looked
for, and where libraries are installed and searched. It will work fine. I
can even cross-compile (mostly) a full tree...
Look at the build target in /usr/src/Makefile. It will go through and set
up the target tree, then install the includes, then the libraries.