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Re: What does "make configure" do?

On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 09:49:46PM -0600, Adam Montague wrote:
> I started to work on a port of pike, and its configure script compiles
> a bundled library and installs it into a temporary location using the
> install command.  If I run "make configure", then it tries to run /usr/
> bin/install -o root to install this library, which doesn't work too well
> as a normal user. But if I just go into the build-i386 directory and run
> the configure script myself, it doesn't try to set the owner with
> install and everything works fine. What else is make configure doing,
> and how do I work around this?

$ make patch	# this will get you through most of the targets leading

$ make -n configure

make sure you read the documentation as well.

Mathieu Sauve-Frankel

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