Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri May 28 15:28:14 EDT 2004

Oliver Burnett-Hall <olly at> writes:

> On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 20:20, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> What "make install" line are you using?
> make prefix=$startdir/pkg/usr install
> ($startdir is /var/lib/abs/local/gnucash)

Ahh!  Don't do that!  That's your problem.  You should never change
"prefix" during the install phase.

Is this part of some packaging system?  Or do you want it to live in

If the former, then you should use DESTDIR (and you'll need to use
LIBRARY_PATH -- see the RPM spec file for an example).  If the latter,
then you don't need to set prefix at all during the install phase.

NEVER should you set 'prefix' during install.  In no world is it ever
the "right way" to install into a separate subdir.

> - olly


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