Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost> writes: > The question is what do you base your observation on. If you assume > that everyone by default is using make package, you can just use > package-install. Part of the point here is that the different semantic > is intentional. You are asking the system to create a binary package, > whether it is installing files to PREFIX or not is an implementation > detail. I suppose that's technically true, but tons of people have been running 'make package' to get a package installed and packaged both for a long time. The variable DEPENDS_TARGET encourages it. So I think we should retain compatible behavior for this (reasonable) usage. Right now having the bahvior change is a reason not to turn on destdir support. > I didn't change the existing install target for a very good reason -- it > would make do-install and install as targets asymmetric, which is IMO > even worse. I don't follow this - I would think that whatever is done to install in terms of name changes could be done to do-install.
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