Subject: build.sh to prevent DESTDIR=/ by default ...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/2002 20:02:29
Due to the various issues that occurred with build.sh and DESTDIR=/,
I intend to add a `-E' flag (for "expert mode") to build.sh, which will
prevent DESTDIR=/ from working UNLESS you run build.sh with that flag.
Why am I doing this? Because we've had serious problems with
DESTDIR=/ builds, including recently:
* c++ constructor changes (so the now-broken host compiler
can't build a working c++ application)
* library moves (e.g, fparseln from libutil to libc)
* include file updates
and we have had many users bitten by this, which results in a large
support nightmare for us.
Why aren't I totally removing support for DESTDIR=/ in build.sh?
Because there are some expert developers & users who can support
themselves in case of lossage that may occur, and are therefore
clueful enough to run with -E.