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Re: building cygwin.dll instructions
On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 09:52:04PM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>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 lines
>> "Don't use a --prefix that refers to the final destination. Use
>> a --prefix like "/usr/src/installcygwin" and from there take the files
>> 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.
I have *got* to learn to read further into a thread before responding.
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