[crux-devel] prt-get installation issue

Ciprian Dorin, Craciun ciprian.craciun at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 17:17:38 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Johannes Winkelmann<jw at smts.ch> wrote:
> Hi Ciprian,
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 00:05:40 +0300, Ciprian Dorin, Craciun wrote:
>>     Hello all!
>>     I've tried to install prt-get into a non-standard location (like
>> /packages/prt-get). For this I've used ./configure
>> --prefix=/packages/prt-get. Unfortunately make doesn't take these into
>> account.. This is strange... Any ideas?
> Strange indeed, as it's taken into account here: binaries and man pages
> are put into the 'prefix' location here. Could you post a log file of the
> failure?
> prt-get.conf is always going to /etc, no matter what you use as
> prefix... there was a good reason to force it that way, which I
> unfortunately don't remember. If you want /etc and /var to be prefix
> relative, comment out lines 33 and 34 in configure.in. Yet, this only
> affects files below /etc and /var and should not cause make(1) to
> completely ignore "--prefix".
> HTH, Johannes
> --
> Johannes Winkelmann              mailto:jw at smts.ch
> Zurich, Switzerland              http://jw.smts.ch

    Aha! This was it! I would have expected for var and etc to also
follow the prefix setting... I've runned make install without root
privileges and it failed, and then as I checked the compilation log,
I've seen that localsthatedir an sysconfigdir were not changed...

    Sorry for bothering.

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