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From "Darryl L. Pierce (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (PROTON-342) installing into custom location doesn't work nicely (and is not properly documented)
Date Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:23:24 GMT

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Darryl L. Pierce commented on PROTON-342:
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Looking into this more, the pkg-config file (libqpid-proton.pc) seems to be setting its values
properly. There was a separate bug (PROTON-412) that fixed issues with that file, where the
paths were being misconfigured.

The only issue that'll come up is that the paths within it are based on the environment as
described to CMake prior to the build. Using DESTDIR isn't meant to update the paths in that
file but is used for things like building for a package distribution; i.e., you wouldn't use
it to actually install onto your system.

The dynamic languages are behaving as expected, as they will install to directories as specified
by the dynamic languages themselves.

Should we then close this issue?

> installing into custom location doesn't work nicely (and is not properly documented)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PROTON-342
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PROTON-342
>             Project: Qpid Proton
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: proton-c
>    Affects Versions: 0.4
>            Reporter: Gordon Sim
>            Assignee: Darryl L. Pierce
>
> The README suggests setting -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX when running cmake, it does not mention
setting DESTDIR when invoking make install.
> If you don't set the DESTDIR on make install it will honour the CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX
for some parts of the installation (e.g. header files, native libraries, pkg-config file etc)
but the python bindings (and I assume other bindings) will still install in the standard location
which will fail if you are not running as root.
> However if you set DESTDIR then this alters the location of the headers, libraries and
pkg-config , which now install into $DESTDIR/$CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX and the pkg-config file
no longer has the correct include or library paths in it. 



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