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Re: About make install

From: Simon Richter
Subject: Re: About make install
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 22:56:20 +0200
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> This will make things easier for programs that need to know what files are
> being installed, so they can keep a list of installed packages, that can
> be updated, deleted, etc...

The canonical way to do this is to install into a separate dir and
create symlinks (e.g. using the GNU stow utility). Configure the package
as if you would install into the final location, then pass
"DESTDIR=<some dir>" to make install. This way, you get a separate
directory tree, so you can be absolutely sure what got installed.


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