Question @ 10,000 feet
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Wed Nov 19 01:24:01 PST 2008
DJ Lucas wrote:
> The disadvantage is that if you move from the DESTDIR, you have to be
> aware of things like the info dir, gconf updates, .desktop or icon
> additions, etc. Pretty much any update to an existing file will have to
> recreated manually. In the end, this is probably much better for
> learning exactly what is going on, and this is also how the big distros
> do it.
That's interesting. Do you mean that DESTDIR actually affects the
contents of some files when you run "make DESTDIR=/my_path install"?
I always assumed, perhaps wrongly, that it merely changed the
destination path for the "root" of the install process, but kept in tact
the paths of --prefix and other switches that were applied during the
Or did I misunderstand your comment completely?
It is early after all ;-)
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