Re: configure prefix ignored by make install

Subject: Re: configure prefix ignored by make install

Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 23:03:17 +0100

To: David Bremner,


From: Sandra Snan

David Bremner <> writes:
> Fair enough, but can you try without sudo to try to narrow down 
> where the issue is? 

I found the problem. Sudo wasn't the issue. It was that after 
./configure had failed to find some of the build deps and asked me 

    sudo apt-get install libxapian-dev libgmime-3.0-dev 
    libtalloc-dev zlib1g-dev

I did not run configure again, I just went straight to make. I'd think
that after 20 years of using autotools I wouldn't make that mistake but
that's what I found when I scrolled back up the buffer and looked more
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