Re: [greenstone-users] Compiling Greenstone 2.41 on MacOSX

From John R. McPherson
DateFri, 12 Dec 2003 08:37:21 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Compiling Greenstone 2.41 on MacOSX
In-Reply-To (FB96E878-2C0B-11D8-A843-000393889538-mit-edu)
Carl Jones wrote:
> Thanks, John,
> I was able to successfully compile 2.41 on both 10.2.* and 10.3.*.
> A little note, though. Running "make install" doesn't actually install
> anything outside of the source tree (nothing gets put into /usr/local)
> Also tried it with ./configure --prefix=<some other location>

make install copies all the binaries into the main "gsdl" tree - the
--prefix given to configure is currently ignored. You can safely move
the gsdl directory around and remove the "packages" and "src"
directories though, if you want. I'd like to see greenstone eventually
install "properly" but currently a lot of the scripts etc assume a
certain directory structure.

Installing properly into system directories would make it much easier
for other people to package greenstone for distribution, but I'm afraid
it's a fairly low priority at the moment sorry. I did do a little bit of
work on it... maybe I'll find some time to do so again....