[collectd] pkgfoodir question

Christian Wiese morfoh at opensde.org
Sat Feb 2 21:12:36 CET 2008

Thu, 31 Jan 2008 22:55:22 +0100 Florian Forster <octo at verplant.org>
Hi Florian,

thanks for your reply!
I have no problem in altering the "pkgfoodir's" while building the
package, but I was just wondering if there would be a more generic
solution that adapts itself to the choosen layout depending on what
prefix was issued while running configure.

I am fine with the current Makefiles though ;)


> Hi Christian,
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 06:50:20PM +0100, Christian Wiese wrote:
> > Is there a why to tweak the Makefile to add a conditional that
> > checks if @PACKAGE@ is already part of the prefix, and just adding
> > @PACKAGE@ in the case it is not i.e. while configuring with
> > '--prefix=/usr" This would be quite helpful while using i.e.
> > '--prefix=/opt/collectd' to not end up with libraries installed in
> > '/opt/collectd/lib/collectd/'.
> if I understand you correctly you want to have the libraries (or
> similar files) in `$PREFIX/lib' if the prefix matches /collectd/ and
> in `$PREFIX/lib/collectd' if it does not.
> I don't think that's a good idea. Having default directories that
> change depending on some non-intuitive rule is very unexpected. On
> the other hand it's very common for package maintainers to override
> `pkglibdir' or similar paths to fit the directory layout of their
> distribution. The system wide /var directory is usually not
> withtin /usr (the usual prefix), for example.
> If we can do anything else to make your live easier, or if I got you
> wrong, please let me know :)
> Regards,
> -octo
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