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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Configure option --prefix seems broken partially (was

From: Colin Baxter
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Configure option --prefix seems broken partially (was Re: reftex-reference not including autoref)
Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2018 12:44:31 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> Ikumi Keita <address@hidden> writes:

    > Hi all, I'm replying to a very old thread.  It seems that
    > configure option --prefix is broken partially so that
    > non-privileged users have difficulties at installing AUCTeX under
    > home directory.

>>>>> Ikumi Keita <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> Alex Branham <address@hidden> writes:
    >>> I guess I'm doing something wrong when building it from git?
    >>> Here's what I currently do:

    >>> git clone
    >>> ~/.emacs.d/lib/auctex cd ~/.emacs.d/lib/auctex ./
    >>> .configure --prefix=$HOME make

    >> I guess that you didn't issue `make install' and
    > ...(snip)...

    > Actually I didn't try it by myself when I wrote this sentence.  I
    > just recently realized that `make install' following the above
    > procedure does not work as expected.

    > After a similar procedure with env MAKE=gmake ./ env
    > MAKE=gmake ./configure --prefix=$HOME instead of `./'
    > and `./configure --prefix=$HOME' because I have installed GNU make
    > as gmake, my Makefile is:

    > ...(snip)...  prefix = /home/keita$(null) exec_prefix =
    > ${prefix}$(null) libdir = ${exec_prefix}/lib$(null) packagedatadir
    > = /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex$(null) datarootdir =
    > ${prefix}/share$(null) datadir = ${datarootdir}$(null)
    > localstatedir = ${prefix}/var$(null) infodir =
    > ${datarootdir}/info$(null) lispdir =
    > /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp$(null)
    > auctexstartfile=/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex.el
    > previewstartfile =
    > /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/preview-latex.el packagelispdir =
    > /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex$(null) packagedatadir =
    > /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/auctex$(null) packagedir =
    > no$(null) autodir = ${localstatedir}/auctex$(null)
    > preview_enabled=yes styledir = $(packagedatadir)/style
    > ...(snip)...

    > Note that there are several lines which assign absolute paths,
    > overriding the --prefix option, to the make variables.  Thus lisp
    > files don't go under the home directory but are rejected to
    > install under "/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp" during `make
    > install' without admin privilege.  This would be uncomfortable for
    > users who try to install git development version under their home
    > directories.

    > I think this situation is not compatible with what is written in
    > the section "Installation for non-privileged users" in INSTALL (or
    > doc/install.texi).

    > Shouln't `configure' (or `'?) be rewritten to respect
    > --prefix option for determining the install location of lisp
    > files?  Or, alternaitively, is it the AUCTeX documents that should
    > be revised?

    > Regards, Ikumi Keita

./configure --prefix=$HOME/local --with-texmf-dir=$HOME/texmf

works for me.

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