[PD-dev] [patch] pd-devel: makefile.in: install lib stuff into $DESTDIR during install phase

Miller Puckette mpuckett at imusic1.ucsd.edu
Sun Dec 28 22:00:50 CET 2008

Looks like I already took a "DESTDIR" patch sometime in the past, and the
present one merely makes it more nearly correct -- so I just hand-adapted
it into vanilla.  (new test release hopefully to arrive tomorrow once I've
tested it on the usual machines)


On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 05:02:53PM +0100, mescalinum at gmail.com wrote:
> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
> >
> > Before we start modifying any specific file in pd-devel, I think there
> > needs to be a plan for how those changes are going to maintained, IMHO.
> yep, that makes sense.
> it's well to discuss about it, since it's always good to bring
> improvements to software.
> if I remember correct, I tried submitting those DESTDIR fixes time ago,
> also to pd-vanilla, but perhaps it found no interest.
> let's put it into this way:
>   why some files (everything under $prefix/lib it seems) need to get
> installed outside $DESTDIR?
>   actually almost no-one notices this problem when installing pd
> directly to / (which is, when you specify no DESTDIR to make).
>   but when you want to install files in some path (example: for
> packaging pd), you end up having a DESTDIR which contains bin files, but
> not library files, which get installed to the real root /) so the build
> system it's not fully functional (it has to be regularly patched to
> install correctly on Gentoo, as I said)
> > So far, we've talked a lot about u_main.tk, and that's what we've been
> > working on.  And by the way, IIRC, the DESTDIR changes are in the
> > pd-extended branch, and submitted to the patch tracker.
> yep I followed the discussion and despite I'm really busy with life,
> work and study, I'm really happy this is happening, and I wish to
> contribute to pd ui (I have some idea for improved widgets and also for
> the ui design)
> -- 
> FF

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