[New-bugs-announce] [issue9674] make install DESTDIR=/ fails
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Tue Aug 24 21:19:48 CEST 2010
New submission from aj <mailtome200420032002 at gmail.com>:
I tried to install python with make install DESTDIR=/home/blah
./python -E ./setup.py install \
INFO: Can't locate Tcl/Tk libs and/or headers
Failed to find the necessary bits to build these modules:
_tkinter bsddb185 dl
To find the necessary bits, look in setup.py in detect_modules() for
the module's name.
error: could not create '/lib/python2.6': Permission denied
make: *** [sharedinstall] Error 1
I asked for help on the mailing list http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/a0b0e49f7b8153d1#, and according to Martin v. Loewis
"If you have / as the prefix, you get two leading slashes, e.g. for
//lib/python2.x. Any other prefix would have given you only a single
slash: e.g. if it had been /usr, then you end up with /usr/lib/python2.x.
Now, the code strips the first character to make it a relative path name
(so that join can be used), which fails to work correctly if there are
two leading slashes. "
I have attached the patch provided by him.
title: make install DESTDIR=/ fails
type: compile error
versions: Python 2.6
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file18632/python-destdir.patch
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