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Old 10-06-2019, 11:29 PM   #1
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Question Install a Source in a Portable Folder

Some programs that offer ready-made binaries run in their folders, including their basic dependencies.

I like the Geany Text Editor. Source is available

When we use Slackbuild I understand that the script installs it in a temporary folder to compress at the end.
But I don't know how this is done.

What I would like to do is run the configure and make commands so that Geany and its Plugins are installed in one folder and can run from that portable folder.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Old 10-06-2019, 11:53 PM   #2
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I have no experience with the Geany Text Editor and I don't know if its configure script (& make files) supports what you're looking after, especially concerned about its plugins location.

However, I do remember that you already asked how to install a program in a specific folder in a recent thread:
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Use the "-Wl,-rpath,'$ORIGIN'" linker flag to set the executable's library search paths to be relative to its location. Or make an AppImage.

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Old 10-07-2019, 07:00 AM   #4
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Edit geany.SlackBuild to point --prefix, --libdir, --mandir, and --docdir to the directories where you want to install. Remove "DESTDIR=$PKG" from "make install", and delete everything in the script after "make install".

You can also delete the "chown -R root:root ." and "find ... -exec chmod" if you are installing as a user.

I do this to install programs in ~/.local
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