Subject: Re: make update hell
To: Ben Collver <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/08/2004 15:27:19
> On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 03:14:43PM +0200, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> > I should have said "that make package must be done as root" instead of
> > "that install is done as root". If I understand it correctly, make package
> > currently does "make install" first.
> How will you make a package without installing the files?
> On some platforms, linking is not done until the install target.  For
> example, if you build apache2 on HP-UX 11.11.

OpenBSD ports and Debian can do it, AFAIK by "installing" to some
temporary directory. I don't know if it would work on HP-UX (but why not?)