Manging multiple Python installation

Roel Schroeven rschroev_nospam_ml at
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

Roel Schroeven

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