LFS 5.0 - pkgconfig-0.15.0 - PKG_CONFIG_PATH

Tushar Teredesai tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Feb 11 20:42:37 PST 2004


Albert wrote:

>Tushar Teredesai wrote:
><snip>
>  
>
>>If you are using a link based package management system, the proper
>>way to install is to use
>>
>>    ./configure --prefix=/usr &&
>>    make &&
>>    make DESTDIR=/usr/stow/pkgconfig
>>
>>and not
>>
>>    ./configure --prefix=/usr/stow/pkgconfig &&
>>    make &&
>>    make install
>>    
>>
>
>Ah!  Thank you.  But I don't really understand make files so I don't
>understand; what makes it better?
>  
>
http://www.gnu.org/software/stow/manual.html#SEC6

When writing the (still incomplete) package management section in the 
book, I went thru all the symlink style pkg-manager links in the FAQ and 
I was surprised that none of them mention the problems with using the 
second command instead of the first.



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