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Re: dpkg-buildpackage problem

o f**ck! sorry for giving suck helpfull tips...

Am Freitag 11 Oktober 2002 01:27 schrieben Sie:
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2002 at 01:14:48AM +0200, Simon Hürlimann 
<huerlisi@student.ethz.ch> was heard to say:
> > Hi,
> >
> > short:
> > try changing
> >
> > > ./configure (lots of stuff here) --datadir=/etc/X11
> >
> > to
> >
> > > ./configure (lots of stuff here) --datadir=${prefix}/etc/X11
>   No, don't!

yup, DON'T!
2nd try:
/configure (lots of stuff here) --datadir=${prefix}/../etc/X11

should work now!?
that's what was in my mind, and the way i do it normaly. (or similar, as it 
is late, and i don't have an example handy).

it is ugly, but was the only way i found to use the sysconfdir which i found 
coresponds to the /etc dir, according to info:automake.
this way i can use things like 'sysconfdir_DATA=package.conf'.

but your way's cleaner, i guess.


> $prefix should be /usr; this will result in stuff going in
> /usr/etc/X11.  (why datadir is /etc/X11 at all is another question; this
> looks like a policy violation to me)
>   What you should do is:
> ./configure (...) --datadir=/etc/X11
> make DESTDIR=`pwd`/debian/packageName install
>   If this doesn't install stuff in the right places, fix the Makefile
> and/or LART upstream.  (but politely, so they listen :) )
>   The Makefile fix consists of finding the line where it installs stuff
> (something like "install foo $(datadir)" and changing $(datadir) to
> $(DESTDIR)$(datadir) )  If upstream is using a Makefile.am, you should
> probably change that and re-run automake.  (the bug won't be in
> Makefile or Makefile.in, since automake-generated Makefiles always
> respect DESTDIR)  If they're just using Makefile.ins, change those.
>   Daniel

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