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Re: building cygwin.dll instructions

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: building cygwin.dll instructions

> On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 11:36:27AM +1000, 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."
> Actually, I have the opposite advice.  *Always* configure with the
> correct final destination.  You don't know what will get compiled into
> your applications otherwise.
> When I am building my applications, I use something like:
> configure --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc \
>           --libdir=/usr/lib --libexecdir=/usr/sbin
> make
> make prefix=/netrel/inst/usr exec_prefix=/netrel/inst/usr \
>      sysconfdir=/netrel/inst/etc libdir=/netrel/inst/usr/lib \
>      libexecdir=/netrel/inst/usr/sbin install
> cgf

This is precisely the knowledge I was missing when I started - and what
IMO should be on the appropriate web page (contrib from memory).


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