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Old 12-21-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Getting a list of file install locations with make install?

EDIT: Moderator, please delete this thread. I accidentally posted it in the incorrect section. The new location for this thread is here:

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Old 12-21-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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Almost all Makefiles support the DESTDIR argument, which let's you install the package into a given directory. So you could do something like:

$ mkdir ./pkg
$ make install DESTDIR=./pkg
The hierarchy of the entire program would then be installed under ./pkg as if it was /. You can then use tar to package all of those files up and then deploy that on the target system. There are also tools like CheckInstall that can do similar things, but I am not sure if they are still actively maintained.
Old 12-21-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
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Ah, that's right. Brilliant, thanks mate!
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