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Re: improve INSTALL contents

From: Douglas Held
Subject: Re: improve INSTALL contents
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 19:04:56 -0700

The next replier may also drop me off this thread.  It originally
started with my question about building coreutils, and this thread is
a result of someone commenting on my use of --prefix=/foo in an
example.  I wish you all the best in your quest for a resolution, but
I have no relevance to this discussion.


On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 6:50 PM, Alfred M. Szmidt <address@hidden> wrote:
>   I believe his point is that this thread seems disproportionately
>   long (and cross-posted too widely) for the small potential benefit,
>   if ever something comes of it.
> Ralf doesn't need to read, or even respond to the thread if that is
> the case.
> I like the blurb Eric suggested,
>   Most packages support installation into a staging directory
>   (e.g. for packaging or testing purposes), by setting the
>   DESTDIR variable, as in @samp{make address@hidden install}.

Douglas Held

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