DESTDIR installation

Alex S Moore
Mon Dec 22 20:08:43 UTC 2003

On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 10:22:10 -0700 (MST)
Vernon Schryver <> wrote:

> I cannot see any reason to break thousands of existing installations.
> Perhaps I do not understand what you are asking.

Here is a better example of the usage of DESTDIR.

If you do a normal make, without defining DESTDIR, it will install to
/some/place.  However, if you run, in the same build tree make
DESTDIR=/tmp/stage it will then install to /tmp/stage/some/place.

Thanks, Alex Moore

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