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bug #37911: configure does not honor --prefix for texmf directory

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 13 Dec 2012 01:00:40 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Mon 29 Jul 2013 02:13:54 AM UTC, comment #3:

I assume that these problems should be solved by the recent changes in the code for building BBDB.

Roland Winkler <winkler>
Project Administrator
Sun 20 Jan 2013 03:11:05 PM UTC, comment #2:

As a first simple fix, the configure script does not throw anymore an error if tex_dir does not exist. But how should configure honor --prefix if by default it uses `kpsexpand $TEXMFLOCAL` to get the value of tex_dir? Simply adding the value of --prefix to `kpsexpand $TEXMFLOCAL` does not appear meaningful to me.

Possibly, a completely different solution would be best. Is there anybody reading this who can help? Or does anyone know a package "with a few TeX files" similar to what BBDB comes with so that one could look at what this package is doing?

Roland Winkler <winkler>
Project Administrator
Thu 13 Dec 2012 01:03:45 AM UTC, comment #1:

I must add, that this is on CentOS 6.3.

Thu 13 Dec 2012 01:00:40 AM UTC, original submission:

[deepfire@betelheise bbdb]$ ./configure --prefix=/usr
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for grep... /bin/grep
checking for rm... /bin/rm
checking for gtar... gtar
checking that tar is GNU tar... yes
checking for gzip... gzip
checking for makeinfo... makeinfo
checking for texi2dvi... no
checking for texi2pdf... no
checking for dvips... dvips
checking for etags... etags
checking for emacs... emacs
checking where .elc files should go... /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/bbdb
checking for kpsexpand... kpsexpand
checking where .tex files should go... configure: error: "/usr/local/share/texmf": Directory does not exist



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    2013-07-29 winkler StatusIn Progress => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2013-01-20 winkler StatusNone => In Progress

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