Oliver Burnett-Hall olly at
Fri May 28 15:32:48 EDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 20:28, Derek Atkins wrote:
> 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
> /var/lib/abs/local/gnucash?

Packaging system (abs is Archlinux Build System).

> 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.

Okay, I'll give this a try.


- olly

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