[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #1811: Help packaging by supporting DESTDIR

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #1811: Help packaging by supporting DESTDIR
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-10 23:36:48

#1811: Help packaging by supporting DESTDIR
 Reporter: iive | Type: Patches
   Status: new | Milestone: Boost 1.36.0
Component: Building Boost | Version: Boost 1.35.0
 Severity: Optimization | Keywords: build, make, compile, install, package
 Usual practice for package builders is to invoke installation with
 DESTDIR=/tmp/package make install
 and then build package from the content of "/tmp/package" directory.
 When package is installed "/tmp/package/usr" becomes "/usr"

 Usually this is different than --prefix, because some component may need
 to reference another by using the full path. For example - in pkgconfig
 .pc files. If prefix is set to the temporarily location the component
 would try to reference on the wrong place, instead of the place where the
 needed component is installed.

 I was assured that boost doesn't have any such dependences, however for
 packager convenience it is relatively easy to make it follow the above

 The attached patch adds "${DESTDIR}" into the generated Makefile, so when
 make is involved normally , DESTDIR would be empty and files would be
 generated using the PREFIX where they are going to reside.
 On installation if it is not empty, it would place the files in the
 directory requested by the package builder.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/1811>
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