Possibly slightly cleaner solution to being vague about Gnome prefixes

Tushar Teredesai tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun May 25 10:27:17 PDT 2003


Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
> -----Forwarded Message-----
> From: Douglas Liming <Douglas.Liming at sas.com>
> To: gnome-pilot-list at gnome.org
> Subject: Redhat 9 and gnome-pilot-0.1.71
> Date: 21 May 2003 08:25:35 -0400
> (some snippage)
> I did the following command:
> [liming at vader gnome-pilot-0.1.71]$ gnome-config --prefix
> /usr
> [liming at vader gnome-pilot-0.1.71]$ ./configure --prefix=`gnome-config --prefix` --with-pisock=/usr/local --with-vfs --disable-oaf
> (some snippage)
> 
> This is from an email that went across the Pilot-link-devel list and I'm chagrined I didn't think
> to suggest it before.  Since it's clear some people are actually managing to get their prefixes all
> mangled up regardless of how careful the instructions are, it seems like using
> --prefix=`gnome-config --prefix` in general might be a rather useful technique for the Gnome 1.x 
> apps, and much the same stunt can be used to set vars for Gnome 2.x as well, using pkg-config to
> query about bonobo-activation as `pkg-config --variable=prefix bonobo-activation-2.0`.
> 

Cool one, will put it in bugzilla.

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