[gpm] [patch] fix DESTDIR usage

Mike Frysinger vapier@gentoo.org
Wed May 4 14:18:26 CEST 2005

On Wednesday 04 May 2005 03:17 am, nico@ei wrote:
> Mike Frysinger [Tue, May 03, 2005 at 09:42:41PM -0400]:
> > Makefile.include.in utilizes DESTDIR, but it currently doesnt do anything
> > with it :)
> No, because I used DESTDIR as what people like to use ROOT for.
> So DESTDIR is more a relict from old times than something useful.

all GNU autotool based packages utilize DESTDIR for installing so it's used a 
lot more than ROOT ... so having it support both would make everyone happy

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