Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Jul 24 07:16:42 PDT 2000

> when configuring e2fxprogs-1.1x, you use --with-root-prefix=/
> Don't do that.
> This option is literally what it says. It is a string which gets
> prepended with forward-slash to a copuple
> of target directories ( /bin, /sbin ) It is not a path.
> As a result you have in /usr/lib dubious symlinks, for example :
> libext2fs.so -> //lib/libext2fs.so instead of /lib/libext2fs.so.
> I do not mean to say this makes any problems so far, exept _tar_ barking
> on this.
> Indeed, dubious is worse than wrong, as for me.
> So proper option is just
> --with-root-prefix=

The empty variable still makes the install script copy binaries to
/sbin then.

Gerard Beekmans

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