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Old 11-30-2003, 02:27 PM   #1
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Question cross compilation


Hi all.

I have a pentium IV computer.
I use it as a host to build slack's packages for other old pentium computers.

I want to do that this way:
1. compile the tarbal to a temporay dir
2. add some modifications into the temp dir
3. makepkg in those temp dir.

My problem is on the first step.
How can I "make install" to a temporary directory ?

Thanks.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 02:46 PM   #2
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I've not tried it, but wouldn't it be
Code:
make install /path-to-target-dir
?

I didn't check man make for an example of the syntax.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 03:01 PM   #3
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isn't

./configure --prefix=/path/to/your/temp/dir

what you are looking for?
 
Old 12-12-2003, 06:01 PM   #4
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>> ./configure --prefix=/path/to/your/temp/dir

No. That would make the package unusable.

However i found the answers on various SlackBuild script Slack's source code.

./configure --prefix=/usr DESTDIR=/temp/platform
 
Old 12-12-2003, 08:19 PM   #5
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Actually, the answer depends on whether the app you're compiling supports DESTDIR in the first place (most modern apps made by competent programmers will).

The ./configure and make are to be done as "normal"... eg.:
Code:
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
The make install bit would depends on whether the app you're compiling (actually it's Makefile) supports DESTDIR... Here's a method to test:

Code:
grep -r DESTDIR *
If it returns something (or most likely some things), that resemble Makefile entries... then, most likely the app supports DESTDIR... So to install to a temp dir, you can safely do this:
Code:
make DESTDIR=/tmp/temp_dir install
No DESTDIR support? Don't despair... do this instead:
Code:
make prefix=/tmp/temp_dir install
Hope this helps

Last edited by Azmeen; 12-18-2003 at 06:36 PM.
 
Old 12-18-2003, 09:41 AM   #6
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I needed sometime to try it.
But at least, I found two packages that work only with your suggestion
- fltk
- bluefish

I believe I'll find some more "lesser" packages like them.

Thank you very much.

Last edited by Kocil; 12-18-2003 at 09:43 AM.
 
Old 12-18-2003, 01:53 PM   #7
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I've done a few using:
make prefix=/tmp/dir install
or:
make DESTDIR=/tmp/dir install
It just depends on the specs in the Makefile.
 
  


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