E2fsprogs --with-root-prefix

Rudolf Floers r.floers at web.de
Fri Nov 24 23:29:06 PST 2000

On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 12:18:29AM +0100, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> > Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> > 
> > > What's the purpose of --with-root-prefix=  in the E2fsprogs installation?
> > > Which programs' install locations are changed and what's wrong with
> > > installing them in /usr?
> > 
> > Nothing is wrong, actually. --prefix and --with-root-prefix are just about
> > different things.
> [snip]
> I misphrased my question. I don't ask why the option is useful in certain 
> situations. I want to know why the LFS installation uses it during the 
> installtion inside chroot. I left it out and I'm content with the install 
> locations nonetheless.

Check the Makefile after running configure without --with-root-prefix=.
root_prefix will be /usr, essential bins,libs would be installed in /usr/bin
/usr/lib /usr/sbin.
the fhs wants them in /bin /lib /sbin.
(and e2fsck is essential to me)

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