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Old 03-30-2006, 11:14 PM   #1
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Newbie question about compiling

Hello people,

I am running Debian, occationally compiling source code (and installing it with checkinstall). How can I make software install itself in /usr/local during configuration? Is this what
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
does? Or is there a different way?

Old 03-30-2006, 11:30 PM   #2
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yes thats what --prefix=/usr/local does
Old 03-31-2006, 01:20 AM   #3
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