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Re: A little of the record question

From: Dennis Leeuw
Subject: Re: A little of the record question
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 07:42:03 +0100

Nicola Pero wrote:

> > Just a little question about make...
> >
> > Is there a default way to tell make that it should install everything in
> > a sub-dir when running make install.
> > I mean is the a way to override the default.
> > Some Makefiles support install_root=/blah some use DESTDIR=/blah, but I
> > would like to know if there is somethings that works always...
> Are you asking about make in general ?

Yes, it is make general...

> Then - the answer is no - there is no Makefile-independent way of telling
> it to install everything in a subdir - because make rules can contain
> arbitrary commands, and make has no control on those commands.  The
> Makefile and its rules must have been written in such a way as to support
> an option to install somewhere else; such an option depends on the
> Makefile.

Okay, thanks. Was afraid of that.

> If you are asking about gnustep-make, well you probably already know the
> answer, yes gnustep-make allows you to change the directory in which you
> install, you need to set GNUSTEP_INSTALLATION_DIR.
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