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Re: Git 2.18: RUNTIME_PREFIX... is it working?




Hi Paul,

On Thu, 5 Jul 2018, Paul Smith wrote:

> On Wed, 2018-07-04 at 13:22 +0200, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> > > Basically what happens is that I run configure with
> > > --prefix=/my/install/path --with-gitconfig=etc/gitconfig
> > > --with-gitattributes=etc/gitattributes.
> > > 
> > > Then I run make with RUNTIME_PREFIX=YesPlease.
> > 
> > Ah. In Git for Windows, we do not use configure. I *think* this
> > points to an incompatibility of the RUNTIME_PREFIX feature with our
> > autoconf support, and this is a grand opportunity for you to step in
> > and help.
> > 
> > Essentially, what you will want to do is to implement a new configure
> > option --with-runtime-prefix that then prevents the autoconf script
> > from munging the relative paths in the way it does.
> 
> FYI I was able to get this to work by overriding variables on the make
> command line, like this:
> 
>   make ... RUNTIME_PREFIX=YesPlease \
>       gitexecdir=libexec/git-core \
>       template_dir=share/git-core/templates \
>       sysconfdir=etc
> 
> I agree a new autoconf option would be much simpler to use.  I'll think
> about it as I happen to have some some experience in these areas ;) ...

I look forward to reviewing this...

> but time is limited of course :).

Yep. Same here ;-)

Ciao,
Johannes