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From "ASF subversion and git services (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (PROTON-445) Binding installation ignores prefix
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:53:40 GMT

    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PROTON-445?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=13839015#comment-13839015

ASF subversion and git services commented on PROTON-445:

Commit 1547833 from [~mcpierce] in branch 'proton/trunk'
[ https://svn.apache.org/r1547833 ]

Revert "PROTON-445: Perl install now honors CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX"

This reverts commit 17a0b3b5cb46301e40b2082f6c5316a0876422c1.

> Binding installation ignores prefix
> -----------------------------------
>                 Key: PROTON-445
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PROTON-445
>             Project: Qpid Proton
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: proton-c
>    Affects Versions: 0.5
>            Reporter: Justin Ross
>            Assignee: Darryl L. Pierce
>             Fix For: 0.6
>         Attachments: what-a-mess.txt
> It allows you *prepend* to the install prefix, but it gives you no way afaict to actually
change the prefix.
> This is the opposite of nice.  If you set a prefix for your build *and* you try to get
your bindings slotted in with them, via DESTDIR, you get this:
> # cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/myplace /var/tmp/jross/baker/proton/source
> # make install DESTDIR=/opt/myplace
> /opt/myplace/usr/lib/python/*python files*
> /opt/myplace/opt/myplace/lib/*c files*
> ^^ Note "/opt/myplace/opt/myplace", the first from DESTDIR, the second from CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX
> What it is doing now is simply abuse of DESTDIR.  DESTDIR is intended to be a mechanism
for staged installs (packaging systems use this), and it cannot function correctly as an override
for prefix.
> http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/html_node/DESTDIR.html
> My proposed solution to this is to stop this madness: make the binding install honor
CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX.  Let the developer be responsible for choosing the right location for
his or her distribution.

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