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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: [Bug 26076] "make install DESTDIR"
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2004 09:42:48 GMT
Joe Orton wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 11:43:10PM -0800, Stas Bekman wrote:
>> wrote:
>>>------- Additional Comments From  2004-01-13 07:18 
>>>That's not a bug: a $DESTDIR installation is an intermediate install step. 
>>>apxs in the $DESTDIR root would not be expected to work, since all its 
>>>filenames will point into the real install --prefix.  Complete the install 
>>>apxs will work.
>>Should httpd's install process at least print a big warning when people use 
>>'make install DESTDIR=/foo' different from --prefix. Why other projects 
>>should get bug reports on something that's an httpd/apxs issue? It installs 
>>apxs which knowingly won't work.
> There is no issue, nor is a warning appropriate: if you use DESTDIR
> during make install you're explictly asking for an installation into a
> temporary directory which will later on be relocated into the real
> --prefix (e.g. by your binary packaging mechanism of choice).
> The installation will not work until you finish the install and relocate
> it into the real prefix, that's entirely expected behaviour.

Thanks, Joe. That makes sense.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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