Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#11333 new defect

configure script rejects --prefix

Reported by: John.Spencer Owned by:
Component: installer Version: VirtualBox 4.2.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: Linux


as far as i can see, there is no way to teach vbox' configure script the used prefix.

sabotage linux uses "" (empty, i.e. "/") as prefix. there is no /usr.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Michael Thayer, 11 years ago

I did a quick check through our sources, and we have quite a lot of places where /usr is hard-coded. This means that we won't be likely to fix this in the near future, as there are too many other things to do which we consider more important. We will bear this in mind when updating existing code though, and I will also point out that the core code can be built - and is by default - to be path-independent (the main binaries live in a lib directory, <prefix>/bin/VirtualBox and friends are symbolic links into that directory, and all dependencies are searched for relative to it), so if you can live with a bit of fiddling you should be able to achieve what you want without changing any C/C++ code.

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