bootstrap/5634: ../configure --prefix=~/... doesn't work
Fri Feb 8 05:59:00 GMT 2002

>Number:         5634
>Category:       bootstrap
>Synopsis:       ../configure --prefix=~/... doesn't work
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    unassigned
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Feb 08 04:06:01 PST 2002
>Originator:     Thomas Womack
>Release:        gcc-3.1-{20011231, 20020204} at least
SuSE 7.3; bash 2.05 as shipped by SuSE
Configuring with --prefix=~/somewhere --program-suffix=something gives a built version which does not install properly.

Specifically, "make install" fails with an error in installing libiberty.a, and leaves directories called "~" lying around.
make two copies of the gcc distribution, configure one with --prefix=~/foo and one with --prefix=/home/twomack/foo, build both; the first won't install, the second will.


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