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Make install in custom path

I would like to install a binary from source on a custom path, say /usr/local/myapps. There is no --prefix option in ./configure How can I "make install" at custom path. I tried this.
No --prefix

root@server [/usr/src/libvpx-v1.1.0]# ./configure --help | grep prefix
root@server [/usr/src/libvpx-v1.1.0]#

Make install

root@server [/usr/src/libvpx-v1.1.0]# make install INSTALL_PATH=/usr/local/myapps
    [INSTALL] /usr/local/lib/libvpx.a
    [INSTALL] /usr/local/lib/
    [LN]      /usr/local/lib/
    [INSTALL] /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/vpx.pc
    [INSTALL] /usr/local/bin/vpxdec
    [INSTALL] /usr/local/bin/vpxenc
    [INSTALL] /usr/local/bin/vp8_scalable_patterns
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `install'.

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Originally Posted by anil510
How can I "make install" at custom path.
Obviously your make-file has no provisions for doing this. You will have to change (extend) it to do so. "make install" calls the command "make" which in turn uses its default rule file, "./Makefile". Have a look into this file and change the rules/actions under the target "install" according to your needs.

I hope this helps.

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Thank you Bakunin.

I have doubt in the flags I set while I compile. For Eg. I compiled an extra library required for ffmpeg (libdc1394) at /usr/local/myapps/lib/ I then set these ENV variables and compile ffmpeg using the below option.

export LIBS


export LDFLAGS


export PATH

FFmpeg compilation.
./configure  --enable-libdc1394
make install

Contents of /usr/local/myapps/lib/pkgconfig/libdc1394-2.pc
# cat /usr/local/myapps/lib/pkgconfig/libdc1394-2.pc

Name: libdc1394
Description: 1394-based DC Control Library
Version: 2.1.3
Libs: -L${libdir} -ldc1394
Cflags: -I${includedir}

Ffmpeg binary compiled fine. But when I checked "/usr/local/myapps/bin/ffmpeg -v" with strace, I could find, it not taking the /usr/local/myapps/lib/ It takes "/usr/lib/". Please see the corresponding line in strace output.

open("/usr/lib/", O_RDONLY) = 3

I need the /usr/local/myapps/lib/ being used during ffpmeg install. There is NO option like "--enable-libdc1394=/path/to/libdc1394"
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It might help to set the library path to the directory where your library resides. Set the environment variables "LIBPATH" and/or "LD_LIBRARY_PATH" accordingly (they work like the PATH variable, paths, separated by ":") and try again.

I hope this helps.


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