[Nut-upsdev] Re: [nut-commits] svn commit r578 - in trunk: . docs

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Sat Nov 11 18:57:15 CET 2006

On 11/10/06, Peter Selinger <selinger at mathstat.dal.ca> wrote:
> The reason is that in this case, exec_prefix and DRVPATH would be
> hardcoded in the generated Makefile, and could no longer be
> overwritten by setting prefix and/or exec_prefix at "make" time.
> (Overwriting it at "make" time is not a brilliant idea anyway, given
> that the locations are already hardcoded in config.h; however, there
> might be legitimate reasons for doing so, for instance during a staged
> install).

That last reason is a key feature of auto-generated Makefiles that is
used by most binary packaging systems. I will try to find some time to
test the trunk on Debian, but your reasoning sounds right to an
autoconf non-expert.

- Charles Lepple

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