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Re: bootstrap/5634: ../configure --prefix=~/... doesn't work


Synopsis: ../configure --prefix=~/... doesn't work

State-Changed-From-To: open->analyzed
State-Changed-By: bje
State-Changed-When: Tue Feb 18 04:12:02 2003
State-Changed-Why:
    This is due to an inconsistent interaction with your shell, viz:
    
      $ echo prefix=~/install
      prefix=/home/bje/install
      $ echo --prefix=~/install
      --prefix=~/install
    
    Note that the ~ is expanded correctly in the first, but not the second.  It is unreasonable to expect all underlying GCC configury to handle ~ as a special case.  At the very least, this should be documented in the installation documentation--do you agree?
    
    I tend to use --prefix=$HOME/install with success.

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