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Re: tramp 2.1.4 install problem - bug or mis-configured?

From: Paul Lew
Subject: Re: tramp 2.1.4 install problem - bug or mis-configured?
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 13:17:42 -0700

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

    Michael> You are right, Tramp 2.1.4 has changed its behaviour
    Michael> here. ${prefix} isn't used anymore in the makefiles, it
    Michael> is expanded already during the configure step. Instead
    Michael> of, you might use lispdir=... and infodir=... (or rerun
    Michael> ./configure with another prefix).

    Paul>> Is this a bug?  The previous 2.1.3 has no such problem.

    Michael> It's the question. At least the change was _intended_ due
    Michael> to another problem. And the Tramp documentation does not
    Michael> speak about setting a ${prefix} variable during make
    Michael> IIRC. So I would'nt regard it as a bug. But if people
    Michael> insist in this "feature" ...

One reason to have separate 'prefix' in configure phase and in
installation phase is to allow the user to put the package in a
different location (usually for the sake of storage or packaging
convention).  After the installation, it is up to the user to make
sure the prefix defined in the configure phase will mount/point to the
currect file.

While making other fix, could this flexibility be maintained?  This
has been a GNU standard and will be nice if tramp wont deviate away
from this concept.


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