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Re: Debian: Avoid install-info errors on "make install"?

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Debian: Avoid install-info errors on "make install"?
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 13:23:50 -0700
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Kai Großjohann wrote:

When compiling Emacs from the CVS sources, then doing "make install",
I get errors (warnings?) like this:

* Ada mode: (ada-mode). Emacs mode for editing Ada code.
install-info(/home/kai/sw/emacs-21.0/info/ada-mode): replacing existing dir 
entry for `ada-mode'
cp: cannot create regular file `/var/backups/infodir.bak': Permission denied
install-info(/home/kai/sw/emacs-21.0/info/ada-mode): couldn't backup 
/home/kai/sw/emacs-21.0/info/dir in /var/backups/infodir.bak: No such file or 


Find out why install-info is referencing /var/backups.  It's probably being
passed explicity from the Makefile, so perhaps its a configure parameter.  It
does seem odd that it has apparently ignored your
--prefix=/home/kai/sw/emacs-21.0 parameter, though.

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