Re: CDBS and DESTDIR
Nico Golde wrote on 22/03/2005 20:04:
Isn't DESTDIR obsolete, if the script understands prefix?
Not necessarily. Many source Packages (read: upstream source) understand
prefix, but only take that into account for binaries (and use a
different one for data files or manpages). Furthermore, prefix is often
used to modify default file locations used in the binary (i.e. where to
expect the config file or data files). DESTDIR is explicitly _only_ used
in the install target (and sometimes in the uninstall target) but has no
influence on the pathes compiled into the installed files while prefix
has such an influence.