packaging libAfterBase and libAfterImage

Graydon (
Tue, 20 May 2003 21:27:09 -0400

The makefiles for libAfterBase and libAfterImage don't support DESTDIR
(as in, make $DESTDIR install ) so they more or less can't be packaged,
there being no way to redirect the install off into an empty directory.

Is there a known workaround for this?

Anything that won't go into an RPM these days is more or less useless
for getting new users and interest in the project and all that good
stuff, so I think this is a serious problem.

The obvious solution is conversion to automake, which I'm reluctant to
undertake (since I don't know automake at all) and which I'm reluctant
to consider trying anyway without asking people if there's a reason not
to do so.

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