r618 - trunk/iproute2

Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Aug 30 05:19:21 PDT 2004


On Mon, Aug 30, 2004 at 11:50:44AM +0100, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> 
> Adding "install -m 0755 -d $(DESTDIR)$(MANDIR)/man8" at line 50 in the
> Makefile fixes the installation.

I know a lot of Makefiles use the above method, but IMO it is *wrong*
unless prefaced with an if/then The reason is that I don't like
makefiles assuming I allow access for all to a certain directory. What
if prefer 0750 for the dirs? The above, without a conditional, just
overrode my authority. tsk, tsk.

HTH.

-- 
Archaic

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the
pursuit of justice is no virtue."

- Barry Goldwater (actually written by Karl Hess)




More information about the patches mailing list