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Re: Patch for making OpenLDAP 1.2.6 install correctly into $DESTDIR (ITS#278)

At 04:27 PM 9/7/99 GMT, bcollins@debian.org wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 07, 1999 at 04:03:08PM +0000, j_sanchez@stl.es wrote:
>> You are supposed to use TMPROOT:
>> 	make install TMPROOT=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT
>TMPROOT is nice, but he is correct, that the best implementation is to
>use $(DESTDIR) in the actual "install libfoo.so.1 $(DESTDIR)$(libdir)/"
>lines. It's more compatible, and much more used as a standard.

The TMPROOT solution is not advertised as being compatible and
doesn't need to be.  As far as "best" implementation, that's
debatable.  Both approaches can be problematic to maintain.

I really don't care which approach is used (and maintained).  I do
prefer that only one of the two mechanisms be supported.  I recommend
the repackagers and other users of this feature suggest which
approach they prefer to use and maintain.  If it's determined
to switch to a $(DESTDIR) approach, I recommend that this be
implemented in OpenLDAP-devel for release with 2.0 and leaving
1.2 "as is" in this regard.