[DVDnav-discuss] [PATCH] Packaging failure

John Stebbins stebbins at jetheaddev.com
Fri Aug 28 20:11:05 CEST 2009

Hmm, sorry, ignore. Now i'm confused.  The problem doesn't seem to be 
what I thought it was.  Got complaints that gentoo users couldn't create 
ebuilds properly. But this isn't the right solution.

On 08/28/2009 11:01 AM, John Stebbins wrote:
> Some package tools run configure as fakeroot.  This triggers code in 
> configure.ac that detects uid 0 to hardcode the installation path of 
> the m4 macros to the system aclocal macro dir.  This ignores any 
> DESTDIR the packaging tools may have set and installation fails since 
> it attempts to write to a system dir without proper permissions.  
> These patches maintain the current behaviour if uid==0 && DESTDIR is 
> empty.  Otherwise, DESTDIR and the regular datadir path are used.
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