Number: 1267
Title: non-root make install with local prefix broken
Submitter: Stephen North
Date: Tue Jan 8 15:25:08 2008
Subsys: Build/Installation
Version: 2.17
System: PowerPC-Linux-Fedora 7
Severity: major
after configure --prefix=$HOME/arch/$ARCH then make install /bin/mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/lib64/tcl8.4/graphviz-2.17': Permission denied
Is this related to the issue of installing against various interpreters?

In any case it's a new error - I used to run "make install" cleanly.

[ellson] s, this is the problem we talked about. You now need root priviledges to run make install, even if your --prefix is writable, because library extensions are install where the language wants them.

I'm not happy with this either. I agree that this is a bug.
Owner: ellson
Status: *