[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add DESTDIR support to Makefiles

Luca Barbato lu_zero
Tue Nov 1 13:09:12 CET 2005

Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> Sometimes we need DESTDIR to be defined during configure & build in
> order to use e.g. headers and libs from the previously build packages.
> This is usual when building an entire system, like bsd port system and
> maybe gentoo(somebody please check).

Not really. Gentoo uses the installed headers and libs and would use 
DESTDIR just on install stage.

> BTW what's the problem to hard code it into the install section of
> Makefile, instead of using hack that will fail on something like
> ./configure
> DESTDIR=/tmp make install

make DESTDIR=${place} install

Is the wanted behavior. Since you compile it as it was and would install 
in the live system but you want to install on a separate dir to be 
packed for later usage.

> Anyway destdir was in my todo, gonna take a closer look.

Nice =)



Luca Barbato

Gentoo/linux Developer		Gentoo/PPC Operational Leader

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