[Kst] beta3-2

Matthew D Truch matt at truch.net
Thu Oct 8 22:48:03 CEST 2009

> > I'm not sure I understand.
> > 
> > why not
> > ./install-kst release /dest/dir/absolute/prefix
> > 
> > Assuming /absolute/prefix/lib is in ld.so.conf, everything should work fine 
> > when you unroll the package, shouldn't it?
> > 
> > cbn
> I suppose that would work, so long as none of the files that get install
> have $PREFIX hard-coded in them.  If it does, you'd get the situation that kst
> would be looking in the (probably non-existant) $DESTDIR/$PREFIX for things
> instead of the $PREFIX.
> I think packagers prefer to assume that the installed programs do indeed
> contain references to $PREFIX, and, as a result, prefer to separate $PREFIX
> from $DESTDIR, to be sure that the installed files can't be contaminated by

As long as the ./build-kst step can be done immediately before that and
doesn't have to know about /dest/dir, then it's cool by me (and as long
as ./install-kst actually just installs things and doesn't compile some
more or create/edit config files).  

"Party on Wayne; Party on Garth. -- Wayne's World"
Matthew Truch
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pennsylvania
matt at truch.net
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