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Old 04-13-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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Questions for using Stow for symlink management.

I recently had a long day trying to install glibc in LFS 6.4 section 6.9 using gnu stow. For the install command, I used:
./configure --prefix=/usr --(all the other options)
make install_root=/usr/pkg/glibc-20080929 install (install_root is how the INSTALL file told me to install glibc.)
Then I went into /usr/pkg (my stow directory) and
stow glibc-20080929
But it installed everything to /usr/usr/<files>, so I did:
stow -D glibc-20080929
stow -t / glibc-20080929
Does it matter what arguments I give for --configure and make as long as the package ends up in /usr/pkg and the files end up where I wanted them to? i.e., would it be better for me to use '--configure --prefix=/usr/pkg/foo-1.0.2' and 'make install' or '--configure' and 'make DESTDIR=/usr/pkg/ install', or does it need to be a combination of the two?
Thank your for any help you can offer me.

Last edited by Romanus81; 04-14-2009 at 01:33 AM.


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