Subject: Re: packages and DESTDIR
To: Brook Milligan <brook@trillium.NMSU.Edu>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/23/1998 16:30:13
On Wed, 23 Sep 1998, Brook Milligan wrote:
: I am trying to use DESTDIR to prevent newly compiled packages from
: overwriting my live system. So far most seem to work fine, with
: devel/gmake and devel/readline being notable exceptions.
: The problem in both cases is that DESTDIR is used twice for the
: install targets; it is included in the PREFIX and then things are
: installed, for example, in $(DESDIR)/$(PREFIX). Thus, things end up,
: for example, in $(DESTDIR)/$(DESTDIR)/usr/pkg/... .
FWIW, DESTDIR isn't officially supported when compiling pkgs. With that
said, I do believe it may be a good idea to chase. 8-)
The given patches would probably be worth including, though.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)