[lldb-dev] make install target breaks on Linux because --prefix is ignored

George Russell george at codeplay.com
Fri Sep 21 05:38:45 PDT 2012

Hi all,

I am encountering this problem on Linux as of revision 164291. Was a 
patch ever proposed, or accepted, for this issue?


On 08/03/2012 11:56 PM, Malea, Daniel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I built LLDB on Linux recently, and I noticed that "make install" doesn't complete successfully as of the latest trunk revision.
> After some makefile digging, I found the cause is that make and tries to copy the python modules to "/usr/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages" or in "/lldb" if the site-packages directory does not exist...thereby disregarding the "--prefix" flag specified at configure-time. This may cause some headaches for users without root access.
> I'm wondering if this is intended (and if someone depends on this behaviour) or if it would be acceptable for me to submit a patch that fixes the problem by putting the python modules in the directory specified by the --prefix option?
> Naturally, if users want a global install of the lldb modules, they can always configure "--prefix=/usr"
> Thanks,
> Dan
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