Porter's Handbook: PREFIX and DESTDIR
wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Jan 4 14:42:45 UTC 2012
The section on PREFIX and DESTDIR in the Porter's Handbook is unclear
and confusing. Following up from a thread in -doc, here are the
proposed changes so far.
Beyond some rewriting and clarification, I removed the mention of
LOCALBASE sometimes being /opt, which is covered by saying it can be a
Is there any reason to keep the references to /usr/X11R6?
Finally, this paragraph
The variable PREFIX can be reassigned in your Makefile or in the
user's environment. However, it is strongly discouraged for
individual ports to set this variable explicitly in the Makefiles.
is not clear, and was rewritten to
PREFIX should not be set explicitly in a port's Makefile. Users
installing the port may have set PREFIX to a custom location, and the
port should respect that setting.
Does that capture the intended meaning of the original? Has it left
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