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Re: Can I compile with MMX and SSE/SSE2 instruction sets ?

On Tue, 26 Jun 2012, Nix wrote:

On 26 Jun 2012, Carlos O'Donell told this:
We need to decide if we want to fix install_root for all the
users that are already expecting it to work.

Given the likely triviality of the fix, is it really worth agonizing over it? I mean, it's no more than this, isn't it?

diff --git a/ b/
index 65410ab..da8fcbd 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ version = @VERSION@
release = @RELEASE@

# Installation prefixes.
-install_root = $(DESTDIR)
+install_root ?= $(DESTDIR)

I'm puzzled by the reported failure of "install_root" to do what it's supposed to. I've been using that formulation for years, to install new builds of glibc into /tmp/glibc-N.M from where I make a tarball, which I subsequently untar into the system location using a bootable CD (SystemRescueCd). This worked fine for me with glibc 2.15. I use the invocation, for example,

make install_root=/tmp/glibc-2.15 install

and nothing spills into system locations. I don't mind using DESTDIR instead; I just don't understand the complaint.

Allin Cottrell
Department of Economics
Wake Forest University

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