[vlc-devel] [RFC] --enable-fast-install for the release

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Fri Aug 22 08:42:17 CEST 2008

On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:54:42 +0200, Christophe Mutricy <xtophe at chewa.net>
> Except that there is a bug if it's used at the same time as DESTDIR=
> (I haven't yet had time to find out if it's a libtool bug or the way we
> use it. Libtool doc claims --inst-prefix get added automagically when
> needed)

If that is your problem, then causing make install to explicitly fail with
DESTDIR and slow-install seems much better. Some people do build binary
packages from git or from source snapshots too...

> Considering that people building from the tarball will imho mainly "make
> install" , I was considering reverting to  enable-fast-install.
> Do people have opinions on that ?

I don't really care because I have --disable-fast-install in my configure
script. But such a change is going to suck big time in the bugfix branch.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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