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Subject: Re: EPICS build system DESTDIR support
From: "J. Lewis Muir" <jlmuir@imca-cat.org>
To: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
Cc: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 16:51:06 -0500
On 07/05, Andrew Johnson wrote:
> Neither of those would actually let you set DESTDIR for building though,
> so this doesn't solve your original/question, sorry!

Yes, I wish for DESTDIR support because I wish to have EPICS Base
and all related software I install available as pkgsrc [1] packages.
I periodically spend a fair amount of time dealing with patching,
building, and installing controls software on different machines.  The
Debian packaging is a nice effort (although, I haven't used it), but
it's for Debian only. pkgsrc is for macOS, Linux, Cygwin, and various
others, which makes it quite attractive for packaging once and being
able to use the same packaging to build and install for all the systems
I use.  An important part of the packaging is DESTDIR support, since
I would want to be able to build packages without writing outside of
a work directory and without clobbering anything that's currently
installed.

I'll summarize where I think we are.  I think the bootstrap is probably
the cleanest approach, but it sounds like you're not a fan.  You'd like
to replace things with Perl, but that would require a nontrivial effort.

Thanks for your help!

Lewis

[1] https://pkgsrc.org/

References:
Re: EPICS build system DESTDIR support J. Lewis Muir
Re: EPICS build system DESTDIR support Andrew Johnson
Re: EPICS build system DESTDIR support J. Lewis Muir
Re: EPICS build system DESTDIR support Andrew Johnson

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