Support DESTDIR in Makefile

Bug #1404812 reported by Ryan Schmidt
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Yavor Nikolov

Bug Description

Consider supporting DESTDIR in your Makefile. Unlike PREFIX which specifies where the software will ultimately end up being installed, DESTDIR indicates a root directory into which the software will be temporarily installed before an external force will move its contents to /. Package management systems like MacPorts, for example, use DESTDIR to gather all the files installed by a package in one place, to inventory them and create an archive of them, before installing them in the final location; this enables the package manager to know what files are installed by a package, so that the package manager can later uninstall that package.

The attached patch is what I committed to MacPorts to implement this; perhaps you could include it in the official version.

Revision history for this message
Ryan Schmidt (z-launchpad-d) wrote :
Changed in pbzip2:
assignee: nobody → Yavor Nikolov (yavor-nikolov)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 1.1.13
status: New → In Progress
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in pbzip2:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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