[Box Backup] Error in install scripts in 0.09_plus2?

Martin Ebourne boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Sat, 11 Feb 2006 01:29:51 +0000

On Fri, 2006-02-10 at 17:57 -0500, Pascal Lalonde wrote:
> The {$exec_prefix} variables in install-backup-server and
> install-backup-client are not substitued once the build is over. I tried
> this on OpenBSD and Linux.

Ah yes. Autoconf deliberately doesn't expand those variables because
make is able to change them when you do something like:
  make install exec_prefix=/some/path
Hence they are expanded at make time.

We don't have that situation, those files are generated at configure
time, so there is going to need to be some kind of a kludge. We also
don't support the related:
  make install DESTDIR=/some/path
which is also annoying and would be good to fix one day.