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

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at Leidinger.net
Wed Apr 14 13:16:57 PDT 2004

On Wed, 14 Apr 2004 16:03:02 -0400
Garance A Drosihn <drosih at rpi.edu> wrote:

> Another complication is that many ports include cross-references
> to themselves or other programs "on the system".  If you install
> to /otherhost/usr/local/bin, then those ports will embed that
> installation path in the files they install.  When you then
> run it on the other system, it references /other/usr/local
> instead of the /usr/local that you want it to use.
> I know I have been bitten by this on some occasions, although I
> can't think of a specific example right now...

Only if you misuse PREFIX for this. DESTDIR is an install-time only


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