[Fedora-packaging] %makeinstall - must not or should not use it?

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 04:36:15 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 09:40 +0530, Parag N(पराग़) wrote:
> So in other words i can say if i am going to package any tarball i
> should first check main Makefile for DESTDIR variable. If its present
> use
> make install DESTDIR=%{buildroot}

This part is correct barring brokecn Makefiles :-).  I think all
packages which use automake have DESTDIR (although this might not be the
case in the distant past).

> if DESTDIR is not in Makefile use
> %makeinstall
> right?

... and be sure to check that it doesn't compile the buildroot's path
into the resulting programs.

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