Manging multiple Python installation
rschroev_nospam_ml at fastmail.fm
Thu Sep 8 12:34:05 CEST 2005
Jeremy Jones wrote:
> Andy Leszczynski wrote:
>>Is there any way to pass the prefix to the "make install"? Why "make"
>>depends on that?
> What does it matter? If you *could* pass it to make, what does that buy
> you? I'm not a make guru, but I'm not sure you can do this. Someone
> else better versed in make will certainly chime in if I'm wrong. But I
> think make just looks at the Makefile and does what it's going to do.
> If you want different behavior, you edit the Makefile or you get the
> Makefile created differently with configure.
That way you could install to a different directory without having to
rebuild the whole thing. I don't think that uses case happens very
often, but I've certainly encountered it (not in relation to Python though).
If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood
on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton
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