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[leafnode-list] Re: leafnode.spec.in needs patch (Version 2)
> ./configure --help:
> |By default, `make install' will install all the files in
> |`/usr/local/bin', `/usr/local/lib' etc. You can specify
> |an installation prefix other than `/usr/local' using `--prefix',
> |for instance `--prefix=$HOME'.
> Knowing this and having a look at the leafnode.spec quoted above, the
> prefix is set in %prefix.
> leafnode.spec (and leafnode.spec.in) both define %prefix as "/usr".
> Guessing, I suggest defining it as "/usr/local". (This defining is in
> line 13.)
> HTH, Martin
I guess my post wasn't very clear.
The problem arose because I did change %prefix to /usr/local and the
rpmbuild process croaked.
I did some investigation into the leafnode.spec.in file and saw that
whereas %prefix was present, it was not actually passed in to
./configure, so, I tried adding the --prefix and --exec-prefix options
to the ./configure command line in the leafnode.spec.in file, but
that did not eliminate the rpmbuild problem.
I do not do packaging often enough to remember all the nuances of
these things. The make is still making the binaries to a prefix of /usr
even when %prefix is set to something else. I have never gotten
comfortable with complex Makefiles. Chances are the problem is
basic, and I just don't know how to fix it... hence my post.
For the time being, I gave up and left %prefix as /usr. It is, after all
a package, so it can be cleanly removed. I was just thinking it would
be nice to have my customized packages installed to /usr/local and
not to the same base that the native distribution packages were
installed. I posted because it seems that there might be a bug in
the spec file set up as it relates to %prefix, or at least something
that is not very clear to people who aren't building RPMs on a regular
Kevin R. Bulgrien
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