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Re: %makeinstall vs DESTDIR (was: Re: rpms/poker-eval/FC-4 poker-eval.spec,1.8,1.9)



On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 19:26 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 08:59 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> 
> > Actually the single best reason hasn't been included here.
> [...]
> 
> Additionally, note that the DESTDIR approach is the documented way of
> doing staged installs with automake and the Makefile Conventions section
> of the GNU Coding Standards.  That in addition to personal experience
> makes me think many upstreams are much more likely to pay attention to
> having a working DESTDIR setup compared to the one %makeinstall
> currently expands to,
Well, all properly packaged automake-based projects support both styles,
equally. "make distcheck" tests for both styles :)

Ralf




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