tries to install file(s) outside of ./configure's --prefix

Bug #647789 reported by Jason Woofenden on 2010-09-25
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Bug Description

just tried this:

bzr branch lp:inkscape
cd inkscape
./configure --prefix=/home/foo/virt && make && make install

make install exited with an error (permission denied) that it couldn't install a dbus something into the system directories.

Inkscape should not try to install anything outside of the --prefix= path.

I'm running debian unstable.

If this isn't trivially reproducible, just let me know what info you'd like about my system, and I'll send that along with a full log.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

'dbus' should be disabled by default - possibly rev. 9773 changed that. You can disable the dbus API (--disable-dbusapi) when configuring, or try if '--enable-localinstall' helps when installing to a custom prefix (see ./configure --help).

tags: added: build dbus
Jason Woofenden (jason210) wrote :

WORKAROUND: I added --disable-dbusapi argument to ./configure and inkscape compiled and installed into my home directory, and seems to run fine.

Krzysztof Kosinski (tweenk) wrote :

This was fixed in 9795.

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Fix Released
su_v (suv-lp) on 2014-05-06
tags: added: dbusapi
removed: dbus
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