Anyone use Erlang and stow?

Romain Lenglet <>
Thu Apr 6 04:07:59 CEST 2006


Serge Aleynikov wrote:
> Perhaps I didn't fully understand your question, but wouldn't
> the followig work for you:
>
> ./configure --prefix=/install/to/path

The problem, is that INSTALL_PREFIX is functionally equivalent to 
prefix, whereas it should instead be like the traditional 
DESTDIR variable. Cf.:
http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/html_mono/automake.html#Install
And look for DESTDIR in the GNU Coding Standards:
http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/standards.html

> Ryan Rawson wrote:
> > Looks like the configure/build system as it stands does not
> > allow you to install erlang into a different directory than
> > it will eventually run out of.  This should prevent Erlang
> > from out of the box being compatible with RPM, DEB and any
> > package management system, including stow.
> >
> > Anyone else solve this problem?  I've tried make install
> > prefix= and INSTALL_PREFIX= but the build scripts keep on
> > embeddeding that path in all the shell scripts.

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Romain LENGLET



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