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Re: Using cygport for a local install
- From: "Yaakov (Cygwin/X)" <yselkowitz at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:26:24 -0600
- Subject: Re: Using cygport for a local install
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Ken Brown wrote:
> Suppose I want to modify and rebuild a cygwin package that was created
> using cygport. I may want to install it in /usr/local to avoid conflict
> with the official version. One way to do this (I think) is to add
> options like --prefix=/usr/local, --bindir=/usr/local/bin, etc., to the
> call to cygconf. Is this the recommended method, or does cygport
> provide a simpler way to do it?
cygport was made for creating distributable Cygwin packages, so it is
set to use the /usr prefix. There is no easy way to override that.
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