ports and DESTDIR (was: Second "RFC" on pkg-data idea for ports)

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at Leidinger.net
Wed Apr 14 12:06:38 PDT 2004

On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 20:13:11 +0200
Jens Schweikhardt <schweikh at schweikhardt.net> wrote:

> For starters: one real BIG problem (at least for me) the ports system
> still has is a lack of DESTDIR support. We can
>   make installkernel DESTDIR=/foo
>   make installworld  DESTDIR=/foo
> but try this with ports and let all hope go. There is even a PR in the
> queue that solves some issues, but it has been left to rot for years,
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/28155

I fail to see how you want to solve the DESTDIR= issue for every
installation procedure we have in the ports tree. You have to convince
every autoconf, automake, custom made, what ever "makefile" to respect
DESTDIR in his "make install" target. For 10.000 ports this is a lot of
work. Any idea how to solve this problem?


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