Subject: Re: Did I miss a thread on and the "-E" flag?
To: Ronald van der Pol <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/16/2002 12:51:42
On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Ronald van der Pol wrote:

> 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 I am still confused about
> the "right" way to upgrade from sources.

You can also: -D /foo .....
cd distrib/sets
make DESTDIR=/foo INSTALLDIR=/ installsets

Yes, is the right thing to do.

> Can this be documented in
> 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.

The "paranoid" bit should be removed.

Take care,