[vlc-devel] Re: more 'make install' questions ...

Sam Hocevar sam at zoy.org
Thu Jul 10 19:34:40 CEST 2003

On Thu, Jul 10, 2003, j.zorko at att.net wrote:

> Thanks -- ./configure --prefix=[directory to install to] indeed works.
> Is there a way we can specify it at install time, however, instead of
> configure time?

   What is the purpose of this? VLC needs to know its prefix at build
time otherwise it will be unable to find its plugins, fonts or locales.
If you are just installing in an alternate root directory, use the
DESTDIR variable (make install DESTDIR=/foo).

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