autoconf & hal - install under home problem

Rui Lopes rui at
Thu Sep 2 04:25:23 PDT 2004

David Zeuthen wrote:

>On Sun, 2004-08-29 at 18:52 +0100, Rui Lopes wrote:
>>When I try to issue `make install' the generated makefiles try to create 
>>stuff in /hal, a make target from hald/ has this:
>>install-data-local :
>>        $(mkinstalldirs) $(DESTDIR)$(SYSCONFDIR)/hal/device.d
>>        $(mkinstalldirs) $(DESTDIR)$(SYSCONFDIR)/hal/capability.d
>>        $(mkinstalldirs) $(DESTDIR)$(SYSCONFDIR)/hal/property.d
>>        $(mkinstalldirs) $(DESTDIR)$(LOCALSTATEDIR)/lib/hal
>>The uppercase variables are never assigned, maybe the intention was to 
>>write @SYSCONFDIR@?  even so, why not use $(sysconfdir)?  or, do I need 
>>to set those variables before using make (doesn't seem right to me)?
>>I'm using autoconf 2.59 and automake 1.5.
>Are you using the 'hal-cvs' Gentoo e-build or is this from CVS? I'm
>asking because a similar issue came up last week; search the archives
>for 'Is fstab-sync in newest cvs broken?'.
 From CVS, and on FreeBSD-5.3beta2.

>FWIW, this works fine with automake 1.9.1 and autoconf 2.59 (Fedora
>Development); make checks passes and stuff gets installed into the right
Using automake 1.9.1 it works fine. Though, I don't known why you are using
SYSCONFDIR instead of sysconfdir.

Humm here, make distcheck fails because it doesn't uninstall 

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