On Mon, 23 Jun 2008, Allin Cottrell wrote:
On Mon, 23 Jun 2008, Gordon Hughes wrote:
> A follow-up to my previous e-mail, based on further
> experimentation on compiling gretl 1.7.5 under both OpenSUSE &
> Ubuntu 8.04. It seems that the only way to get a fully
> functioning version of gretl using the current configuration
> script is to include the option "--prefix=/usr" in the configure
> command. Without that, some files get put in places where gretl
> can't find them.
Which files get lost in this way?
Ah, maybe I can guess what's up.
I did a dummy "make -n install" after configuring gretl without
specifying any --prefix (i.e. allowing this to default to
"/usr/local" as per GNU tradition) and recorded the results to a
So far as I can tell, in this case gretl does install everything
correctly under /usr/local (except that it should respect the
gnome installation prefix on the given system, if applicable, and
install gnome-specific files under that tree).
But probably neither both OpenSUSE nor Ubuntu support use of the
/usr/local tree out of the box. That is, I suspect that
/usr/local/bin is not in the default PATH and /usr/local/lib is
not referenced by ldconfig.