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Old 03-28-2015, 06:42 AM   #1
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configure: error: expected an absolute directory name for --prefix: -prefix=/home/jeo

I ran a of some package with the following command.

./ --prefix/home/name/work/i3/ports

and an error occurred

configure: error: expected an absolute directory name for --prefix: -prefix=/home/name/work/i3/ports

I don't understand what the problem is. Could anyone help me please?
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it seems that the script expects a different syntax for specifyng the prefix.
I would check
./ --help
and/or reading whatever INSTALL instructions the package comes with.
I don't know what software you're trying to install, so I can't give any more specific advice at the moment.
Old 03-28-2015, 08:40 AM   #3
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Yeah. More details = more help.
What is the package?
Which distro are you using?
The package may be available ready-made.
Also, if this is the command you entered:
./ --prefix/home/name/work/i3/ports
This could be the command you should have entered:
./ --prefix=/home/name/work/i3/ports


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