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make install

Postby richardclaxton » Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:00 pm

I have just started to build applications from the source. All seems ok using the 3 steps of ./configure, make, make install.

After the make install should the app be in /usr/bin or is this dependant on params past to it ? as the new app seems to be in /bin of the new app source directory tree, i though it should have been moved to /usr/bin ?

For example building a newer version of autoMake the new version does not get moved to usr/bin
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RE: make install

Postby A-Wing » Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:23 pm

Default is usually /usr/local/bin for most apps. If you want to set it differently you should do it in the ./configure stage. A typical setup is:
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./configure --prefix=/usr --localstatedir=/var --sysconfdir=/etc

./configure --help should give you a full list of options to use
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