[postgis-devel] Lack of aux files in distribution (was: PostGIS 2.2.6, 2.3.4, and 2.4.1)

Regina Obe lr at pcorp.us
Sun Oct 29 00:10:48 PDT 2017

>> Can we maybe hard-code build-aux/install-sh

> I saw you did this already, but the correct way to hard-code would be from configure.ac (defininig INSTALL) rather than from each and every Makefile.in. Still I'd rather use the `installdirs` trick.

Okay You do that.  I tried doing that and seemed to ignore my setting.  Perhaps I put in the wrong spot.

>> Or even better, can we PLEASE GO BACK TO G;OL days when liblwgeom didn't try to install itself in system folders.
>> I hate having a /usr/local  folder constantly being created and stuff ending up there I don't want.

> This is what --prefix should be for, did you try if it works ?

Prefix does not work.  Doesn’t' seem to do anything. It just whines about how I shouldn't be using prefix cause things will be installed in postgresql directory

But yet I have this annoying liblwgeom insisting on installing itself in my /usr/local /lib and putting an include file in /usr/local/include.
I have nothing in these folders except these bastards which I'm constantly deleting.

I think Paul has complained about this too how it screws up his checking cause he has to run make install all the time otherwise some old version of liblwgeom is what he ends up testing.


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