[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #160: prefix not recognized in 1.4.0SVN

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Thu Dec 3 19:09:53 PST 2009

#160: prefix not recognized in 1.4.0SVN
  Reporter:  kneufeld  |       Owner:  mcayland     
      Type:  defect    |      Status:  closed       
  Priority:  low       |   Milestone:  PostGIS 1.4.0
 Component:  postgis   |     Version:               
Resolution:  wontfix   |    Keywords:               
Comment (by rpriedhorsky):

 Hi Mark,

 Installing 1.3.5 in arbitrary directories works fine. This is what we want
 to keep doing.

 We have PostgreSQL installed using the Ubuntu package manager and are
 chugging along just fine with GEOS in /export/scratch/reid/geos and
 PostGIS in /export/scratch/reid/postgis-1.3, modulo a tweak to
 /etc/ld.so.conf (we are allowed to edit config files but not install
 software outside our "home" directories).

 Will DESTDIR do what we want?

 It also violates filesystem organization standards (e.g. FHS) to put self-
 compiled software under /usr. If we did have root, I'd still want to
 install under /usr/local, which does not appear to be supported.



Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/160#comment:8>
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