Subject: Re: bin/5206: no (good) way to make includes without installing them.
To: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/26/1998 09:46:00
> On Wed, 25 Mar 1998 cgd@NetBSD.ORG wrote:
> : >Synopsis:       no (good) way to make includes without installing them.
> Why would you want to make the includes without installing thm somewhere (to
> $DESTDIR?)  All the builds rely on installed includes, not in-tree includes.
> Building the includes in the tree doesn't buy you very much.

Perhaps you should go back and read the PR.

I want to 'make includes', installing the include files into
/usr/include.  There's no good way to just build the include files, to
do that, in the circumstances mentioned in the PR (which are not

I do _not_ want to be building into DESTDIR.  For me, in most cases,
it's simply unnecessary or impractical (too much space) to build into
DESTDIR.  If you're building on a diskless system, and you screw
something up, quite often it's easier to just rm -rf your entire
system tree and untar a known-working old copy of it.  I don't _care_
if my includes and libraries are inconsistent, for a time.

> I proposed not too long ago a patch to install(1) to allow silent failure of
> chown; this would allow a non-root user to install includes to a
> $DESTDIR....  would such a thing help this situation?

No, because I should _NOT_ have to use DESTDIR.