Software that doesn't use DESTROOT and funny tarball directories

Joshua Root jmr at
Sat Jul 16 23:25:45 PDT 2016

On 2016-7-17 16:16 , Joshua Root wrote:
> On 2016-7-17 15:31 , Watson Ladd wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I'm trying to write a portfile for ChezScheme. The problem is that
>> they want you to run configure with an argument indicating the install
>> prefix, then don't seem to support DESTROOT. I've gone to upstream to
>> report this, but I understand there is black magic we could use
>> instead.
> Sometimes telling such a build system that the install prefix is
> ${destroot}${prefix} will work OK. (But not always.)

I looked at their configure script on github and it looks like they 
support a destroot but call it temproot. So it seems you should pass 
--temproot=${destroot} to configure.

- Josh

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