[Scribus] overriding libdir is bad
Wed Jun 18 22:35:12 CEST 2003
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Several weeks ago I've informed Franz Schmid about a problem/bug in the
Automake setup of Scribus and its plug-in packages. Since I haven't
received any answer, I'd like to archive my report and solution here.
To make it short, overriding $(libdir) in Makefile.am is a bad thing to
do. It is bad because package users can no longer define an own libdir.
It causes trouble for packagers and distributors who use RPM macros like
%makeinstall. The clean and proper way to install libraries in a
different location is attached as a patch. The separate plug-in packages
should be patched the same way.
In case KDevelop is to blame for creating the Makefile.ams that override
$(libdir), I'm sorry, but it is beyond my time to enter that into any
bug database system at www.kdevelop.org, and I don't know whether the
KDevelop developers' mailing list can be posted to without subscription.
Thanks in advance for any KDevelop users for forwarding this mail.
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