[ic] IC Gentoo ebuild status

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Thu Aug 26 23:21:23 EDT 2004

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Grant wrote:

> IC has hit a bit of a snag in being converted to an ebuild for Gentoo
> Linux:
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59148
> Here is the specified problem:
> '
> First of all, ebuilds can't install into /usr/local,
> per FHS.
> Secondly, try installing it into its default location,
> /usr/local/interchange, and examine the contents of
> that directory. You'll see that even if you could do
> --prefix=/usr, it does not conform to the /usr
> hierarchy. Of course, they don't use autotools, so you
> can't specify where you want it to install (well, you
> can specify the root directory, but that's not
> enough).
> Ideally, there should be a way to specify where to
> place individual subdirectories, which, AFAIK, is not
> possible ATM.
> '
> Does anyone have any suggestions?

Have you looked at how the RPM or Debian packages are built? They don't 
install into /usr/local.


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation
Software development with Interchange, Perl, PostgreSQL, Apache, Linux, ...

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