Subject: Re: groff/-current build problems
To: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 12/07/2002 19:55:34
On Sun, 8 Dec 2002, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 02:28:30PM +0100, Julio Merino wrote:
> > Using a DESTDIR, and then making the tgz sets (by "hand") to install them
> > over the system. This way, if the build fails, you will broke nothing.
See the note I'm going to send JM; you don't have to make tgz sets by
hand, and probably shouldn't.
> I hope you are all joking here.
> Until now, the real way has been "cd /usr/src && ./build.sh" or something
> similar. Before that, it used to be "cd /usr/src && make && make install".
No, it hasn't. While using DESTDIR=/ isn't forbidden, it's been
dis-recomended for like the whole time I've been a developer (which is
like 5 years now).
> We can not now silently break this without proper notice and useable
> And for no good reason. At least none has been given here.
The reason is the same one that's always given when ever DESTDIR=/ comes
up; building to / will always (be able to) give you an inconsistent