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

Filipe Cabecinhas filcab at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 06:21:39 PDT 2012

Hi George,

No patch was proposed. I am patching the Makefiles to make them do what they should do (The swig stuff was completely out of sync with the Xcode projects, for example).
But I still haven't touched the install phase. The regular, in-place, stuff is now better (at least it should be. I've been testing on FreeBSD), and I'm planning on cleaning up the Makefiles during next week, tops.
If you ant, you can try to fix that install phase problem and I can commit the patch for you.



On Friday, September 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM, George Russell wrote:

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