configure --prerfix=/

Corinna Vinschen
Thu May 3 08:17:00 GMT 2012

On May  3 11:59, Fedin Pavel wrote:
> On 03.05.2012 11:23, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Yes, that's a bug in autoconf.  It doesn't fully respect POSIX pathname
> >rules.  What happens is that it simply attaches pathnames with a leading
> >slash to the prefix,
>  Ah, yes, really, i simply forgot this.
>  In fact IMHO it's not a bug in autoconf. We supply prefix without a
> trailing slash, so concatenation is ok here. Root directory would be
> expressed by empty prefix, really. Just i forgot about UNC paths...
>  Should be noticed somewhere in easy-to-reach FAQ i think...

Actually it's noted in the first paragraph in
and UNC paths are discussed throughout the section.


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