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Re: keeping $exec-prefix et al unexpanded

From: Richard Dawe
Subject: Re: keeping $exec-prefix et al unexpanded
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 20:15:46 +0000


Philip Willoughby wrote:
> Since the only reason I've been given to keep the variables unexpanded is
> so that you can do:
> ./configure --prefix=/usr
> make
> make prefix=/tmp/usr install
> cd /tmp
> tar cfz binary-tarball.tgz usr
> this seems to me to be a bit of a redundant feature.

I use this feature every time I make DJGPP packages of GNU programs. Please
don't remove it.

Bye, Rich =]

Richard Dawe [ ]

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