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From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: autoconf/142
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 11:15:36 -0500 (EST)

        * doc/autoconf.texi (Installation Directory Variables): More info
        on prefix and exec_prefix.

Index: doc/autoconf.texi
--- doc/autoconf.texi   Fri Dec 15 11:02:59 2000
+++ doc/autoconf.texi   Tue Dec 19 11:13:43 2000
@@ -1823,7 +1823,12 @@

 @defvar exec_prefix
 @ovindex exec_prefix
-The installation prefix for architecture-dependent files.
+The installation prefix for architecture-dependent files.  By default
+it's the same as @var{prefix}.  You should avoid installing anything
+directly to @var{exec_prefix}.  However, the default value for
+directories containing architecture-dependent files should be relative
+to @var{exec_prefix}.
 @end defvar

 @defvar includedir
@@ -1863,7 +1868,9 @@

 @defvar prefix
 @ovindex prefix
-The installation prefix for architecture-independent files.
+The common installation prefix for all files. If @var{exec_prefix}
+is defined to a different value, @var{prefix} is used only for
+architecture-independent files.
 @end defvar

 @defvar sbindir

Pavel Roskin

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