Software that doesn't use DESTROOT and funny tarball directories

Watson Ladd watsonbladd at
Sun Jul 17 08:49:51 PDT 2016

On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 at 11:25 PM, Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:
> 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

Thanks very much for your help. I got it working that way and filed a
ticket with the portfile. Probably needs some cleanup by someone more
familiar with what we want.

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