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Re: a couple of tweaks to the Wiki

On 03 Jun 2015 09:48, Martin Sebor wrote:
> I noticed a couple pf problems with glibc installation
> instructions on the Wiki. Before I go ahead and change
> anything I want to make sure I'm not missing something.
> The FAQ named How do I install all of the GNU C Library
> project libraries that I just built?
> (
> says that make install INSTALLDIR=/tmp/glibc will install
> in /tmp/glibc. That's not the case and the prefix the
> library was configured with is writeable. There are no
> references to INSTALLDIR in glibc. The variable that does
> work and that the GNU Coding Standards recommend is DESTDIR.

i think it meant to say install_root as that is respected, but i agree
we should just use DESTDIR as it's the standard.

> The standards also recommend prefix and exec_prefix but they
> don't work in glibc (that seems like a bug to me and unless
> someone lets me know otherwise I'll open one in Bugzilla).

configure respects --prefix fine.  if you find a discrepancy between
standard configure/make flags and glibc, feel free to file a bug.

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