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Re: [Chicken-users] Installing as non-root fails with Chicken 2.732

From: Ivan Shmakov
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Installing as non-root fails with Chicken 2.732
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:16:53 +0700

>>>>> felix winkelmann <address@hidden> writes:

 >> I tried to install chicken to my home directory:

 >> make PLATFORM=linux PREFIX=/home/tero/chicken install

 >> Seems that the installation script assumes locations that require
 >> root/sudo:

 >> install -m644 /home/tero/chicken/share/info


 >> I guess the info stuff was the only thing that it didn't install.
 >> Despite the make status is okay it looks very much like an error
 >> (e.g. a valid error accidentally suppressed).

 > Actually it is an invalid error intentionally suppressed: installinfo
 > always wants to create a backup file in /var/..., regardless of the
 > installation destination. The makefile rule is prefixed with "-" and
 > will not abort the "make" run.

        It's a reasonable behaviour.

 > This is idiotic behaviour on the part of installinfo.

        I believe it will be changed after an appropriate bug report
        will be filed.

        Any volunteers?

 > Your installation was ok, only the info file isn't in the proper
 > place.

        Actually, it is installed.  Check the `install' line in the
        `make' output above.

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