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Re: [Cluster-devel] gfs2-utils "make install" failure and fix

Hi Jim,

On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 11:24 +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
> With an explicit --prefix, "make install" would install into /sbin regardless:
>   $ ./configure --prefix=/p/p/coro
>   ...
>   $ make install
>   make[1]: Entering directory `/h/meyering/w/co/gfs2-utils/gfs2/mkfs'
>   /p/bin/install -c -d /sbin
>   make[1]: Nothing to be done for `install-data-am'.
>   /p/bin/install -c -m 755 mkfs.gfs2 /sbin
>   /p/bin/install: cannot create regular file `/sbin/mkfs.gfs2': Permission denied
>   make[1]: *** [install-exec-local] Error 1
>   make[1]: Leaving directory `/h/meyering/w/co/gfs2-utils/gfs2/mkfs'
>   make: *** [install-am] Error 2
> Along the way I noticed the Makefile.am files
> were using noinst_PROGRAMS and adding their own install rules.
> It's easier/cleaner/etc. to use sbin_PROGRAMS.
> Here's the patch:
> >From d794b4e7948741f5d6767970a2fde2c5fce15947 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Jim Meyering <meyering redhat com>
> Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:23:09 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH gfs2-utils] Use automake's sbin_PROGRAMS, rather than writing our own rules.
> This also fixes a "make install" failure to honor --prefix.
> * gfs2/mount/Makefile.am (sbin_PROGRAMS): Use sbin_PROGRAMS,
> not noinst_PROGRAMS.
> (install-exec-local, uninstall-local): Remove rules.
> Automake automates this when you define sbin_PROGRAMS.
> * gfs2/fsck/Makefile.am (sbin_PROGRAMS): Likewise.
> (install-exec-local, uninstall-local): Remove rules.
> * gfs2/mkfs/Makefile.am (sbin_PROGRAMS): Likewise.
> (install-exec-local, uninstall-local): Remove rules.
> (install-exec-hook, uninstall-hook): Remove unnecessary sub-shells.
> ---
>  gfs2/fsck/Makefile.am  |   10 +---------
>  gfs2/mkfs/Makefile.am  |   16 ++++------------
>  gfs2/mount/Makefile.am |   10 +---------
>  3 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 30 deletions(-)

This is the same problem we discussed in another occasion (can't
remember which one).

Those 3 binaries need to go in /sbin. mount(8) looks for mount helpers
only in /sbin. Without the helper we fail to mount gfs2 or /usr could be
on a gfs2 filesystem.. chicken egg?

sbin_PROGRAM will install them in /usr/sbin that is not correct (in the
default case of course). All distro ship fsck* and mkfs* also in /sbin
in order to check the filesystem (without /usr mounted) or reformat
(same reason).

Handling of prefix can be better I agree, but turning them into
sbin_PROGRAM doesn't work either.

Clearly I am open to any better solution than the one I have in place...


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