[emboss-dev] ./configure --prefix=/somewhere --destdir=/chroot/somewhere

Mahmut Uludag uludag at ebi.ac.uk
Tue Mar 5 11:49:32 UTC 2013

Hi Sebastien,

I don't know about the chroot environments and has poor knowledge of 
configure system EMBOSS have. I write just in case you are not aware of 
the configure script --help option.

   > ./configure --help

It has a section called "Fine tuning of the installation directories" 
that i thought can be used to address the problem you described.

Picked below few options that might be relevant to your query.

   --bindir=DIR            user executables [EPREFIX/bin]
   --sbindir=DIR           system admin executables [EPREFIX/sbin]
   --libexecdir=DIR        program executables [EPREFIX/libexec]
   --libdir=DIR            object code libraries [EPREFIX/lib]


On 05/03/13 11:14, Moretti Sébastien wrote:
> Hi
> I wonder if it is possible to define a prefix during configure step,
> used internally for library paths, AND a destination path, for the
> installation step, that can be different from the prefix one.
> Files will be installed in destdir but libraries will keep
> useful/internal paths (the one from prefix).
> I ask that because we install software through a chroot environment that
> cannot write directly in /somewhere

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