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Gary E. Miller gem at
Thu Dec 21 00:26:13 UTC 2017

Yo Hal!

On Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:58:54 -0800
Hal Murray <hmurray at> wrote:

> > export DESTDIR=/usr/local/
> > ./waf configure --refclock=all --prefix=BATSHT && ./waf build
> > &&./waf install  
> > /usr/local/u1/local/src/NTP/ntpsec/BATSHT/{bin,sbin,share}  
> You didn't put a / in front of BATSHT so it turns that into the full
> pathname of a local directory and then puts DESTDIR in front of that.

Nice try.  That was NOT the local directory!

And if it were the local directory is there any world that is the
result you would want?

The waf doc is back up:

They have NO info on DESTDIR, almost zero info on --prefix=

Even if we come up with some scheme as to WHY one final destination,
how do I keep ending up with TWO totally different destinations!

Remember, some ended up in: 


In what world does installing parts in these two sepearate locations
make sense?


We gotta come up with some doc on how these all fit together, and
worse, Richard thinks --pythondir= and --pythonarchdir= also
belong in the mix!

I;'m not prejudging what should override what, in what order, to what
final destination.  I'm just trying to get a nice consistent result we
can document and is easy for users and packagers to understand.

Clearly no one here knows how this works at the moment....

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
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