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Re: building cygwin.dll instructions

----- Original Message -----
From: "Earnie Boyd" <>
To: "Robert Collins" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: building cygwin.dll instructions

> Robert Collins wrote:
> >
> > Can I suggest that the use of --prefix be documented? I mistakenly
> > used --prefix=/usr and trashed my system a month or so ago - I just
> > realised I never suggested it be documented. Something along the
> > of
> >
> > "Don't use a --prefix that refers to the final destination. Use
> > a --prefix like "/usr/src/installcygwin" and from there take the
> > to your actual working directories."
> >
> IMO you should `../src/configure --prefix=/usr ...' and then do `make
> install prefix=`pwd`/nstl' (or whatever directory you wish to install
> them in).  The reason for that has to do with the way some packages
> hardcode absolute paths relative to the configured prefix.
> Earnie.

I don't know the best way... I do know that unguided will cause

The only reason I made a suggestion on the doco is that it forestalls
the "and what should it say" comments :]


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