Subject: Re: Did I miss a thread on build.sh and the "-E" flag?
To: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ronald van der Pol <Ronald.vanderPol@rvdp.org>
Date: 12/16/2002 11:46:37
On Sat, Dec 14, 2002 at 10:02:02 +1100, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 08:49:52AM -0800, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
> | I know I'm not supposed to build to "/" but it's easy and I've hosed my
> | system several times by trying to manually copy files from a different
> | DESTDIR.
> There's a solution for this now; after a "make DESTDIR=/foo build" do
> cd distrib/sets
> make DESTDIR=/foo INSTALLDIR=/ installsets
I thought we were supposed to use build.sh? I am still confused about
the "right" way to upgrade from sources.
Can this be documented in http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/current?
It now says: "To build the binaries into some other location (in case
you're paranoid about tromping on a running system), just alter the
DESTDIR setting, ...". So DESTDIR is only for paranoids? And it does
not explain what to do after a build -D.