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Re: feature request: add optional $DESTDIR support to install

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: feature request: add optional $DESTDIR support to install
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 10:53:17 +0100
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Etienne Laurin wrote:
> Hello,
> By modifying install to support DESTDIR I was able to effortlessly
> create packages for many source distributions that do not support
> DESTDIR but use install.
> This patch adds the -P and --destdir options, which, if present,
> prefix their argument or the value of $DESTDIR to the destination.

But if you need to change the package to add the -P option,
you might as well make it support DESTDIR?
Using -P would make your package dependent on a new version
of coreutils and also would miss packages that use cp, ln etc.

> Please consider adding this functionality to install.

Something similar was discussed recently:


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