Porter's Handbook: PREFIX and DESTDIR
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Jan 5 02:29:50 UTC 2012
> New version in the same place.
> Existing section:
> diff: http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/porters-prefix/patch-porters-prefix.diff
Now that most of this section has been bludgeoned into relative
submission, returning to this issue mentioned by Benjamin Kaduk in -doc:
quote from the proposed new version:
The value of PREFIX will be set to LOCALBASE (defaulting to
/usr/local). If USE_LINUX_PREFIX is set, PREFIX will be LINUXBASE
(defaulting to /compat/linux).
Quoth Benjamin Kaduk:
> I don't think we've yet said something like: LOCALBASE should be set
> to where existing ports have already been installed (the ``base
> directory'' of where the ``local additions'' to the system have been
> made); it is uncommon for having PREFIX != LOCALBASE in normal usage.
> We probably should say something like that.
Thinking about this a bit, it seems like something to tell the end user
rather than the porter. Although maybe it is something the porter
should consider. I don't know.
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