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Re: Help with installing Emacs 23(CVS) to a custom path


From: Jason Earl
Subject: Re: Help with installing Emacs 23(CVS) to a custom path
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 18:25:43 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi everyone,
>
> I was trying to install Emacs 23 from CVS on a Scientific Linux 4
> machine and ran into some problems. I am limited with write
> permissions to only my home area and the /scratchdisk. So I checked
> out the CVS tree in a directory in /scratchdisk and built emacs using
>
> $ ./configure
> $ make bootstrap
>
> Then I edited the Makefile to use ${prefix}=/scratchdisk/myfolder and ran
>
> $ make install
>
> But this fails as make tries to install _some_ files in /usr/local/share/
>
> How do I ask make to install everything in /scratchdisk/myfolder ?
> Also can I remove my build directory after `make install' succeeds?
> (short on disk space)
>
> Thanks for any pointers.

I think that you want to do:

./configure --prefix=/scratchdisk/myfolder

and then:

make bootstrap
make install

Jason


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