how do ports install into ${destroot} instead of into ${prefix} directly?

Michael Dickens michaelld at
Thu Dec 11 08:53:00 PST 2014

Hi René - If the Makefile is hand-written, it probably does not contain
a way to set DESTROOT or some other variable to direct where to install
stuff outside of PREFIX -- you'll need to read through the Makefile to
verify, generally in the "install:" section. If this is this case, you
have to add it yourself as a patch. Hopefully that's not too painful for
qtchooser ;) Good luck! - MLD

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014, at 11:44 AM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> Taking a break from qt4-mac "next generation" I'm giving some love to
> my port for qtchooser.


> Problem: whatever magic ensures that things get installed into
> ${destroot} first doesn't work with this project and its hand-written
> Makefile.

> As a result, `port destroot qtchooser` installs things directly into
> ${prefix} ...


> What is required to correct this?!

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