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Re: Local install of swish-e-2.4.1 on Linux

From: Peter Karman <karman(at)>
Date: Fri Oct 29 2004 - 14:50:36 GMT
Bill Moseley wrote on 10/29/04 9:41 AM:
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 07:27:13AM -0700, Peter Karman wrote:
>>perl --installdir /tmp/swishe
> Doesn't that set a --prefix in configure?

it does

> Normally, you would want --prefix to be where it's to be finally
> installed, but have make install write to a different location (like
> /tmp/swishe).  --prefix is used to set paths for where things are
> expected to be when the program runs, so if you use prefix to install
> to /tmp and then tar and untar in, say, $HOME/swish-e then the
> compiled in paths will still point to /tmp/swish-e.

good point. I hadn't had to do that yet. I'll look at adding that 
feature ( --compiledir ).

Peter Karman  . .  karman(at)
Received on Fri Oct 29 07:50:42 2004