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Re: ncurses-5.4 configure bug - ticdir not set properly

From: Paul Lew
Subject: Re: ncurses-5.4 configure bug - ticdir not set properly
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 15:36:47 -0800

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> writes:

    Paul>> Problem:
    Paul>> When make install use a prefix different than the prefix
    Paul>> specified in the configure.  The ticdir is not updated
    Paul>> accordingly.  The result is the 'make install' wiped out an
    Paul>> old installation.
    Paul>> Example:
    Paul>> > ./configure --prefix=kit1
    Paul>> > make
    Paul>> > make install prefix=kit2

    Thomas> But this would work:

    Thomas> make install DESTDIR=kit2

That's good, how about obsolete the use of prefix=... in make install?
Why it partially worked?

    Thomas> It helps - on any package - to use "make -n" to see what
    Thomas> it will do.

I did that but hard to expect what might be wrong, especially when
output is long.

    Paul>> ...
    Paul>> datadir=kit2/share \
    Paul>> ticdir=kit1/share/terminfo \ <== ooch!
    Paul>> ...
    Paul>> This happens to 5.3 too.

    Thomas> was there an earlier bug report?

I dont know, I did not file this problem last time.

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