[rrd-users] rrdtool-1.4.7 build problem on OSX

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Thu Mar 8 08:40:21 CET 2012

Hi Mike,

Yesterday Mike Schilli wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Mar 2012, Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> > running grep -r INSTALL_BASE . over the rrdtool source, I cann not see
> > any matches ...
> Oh, wow, I see, I had INSTALL_BASE defined in my environment, and
> rrdtool sets PREFIX. This causes the rrdtool perl module to balk at the
> prospect of having both env variables set.
> INSTALL_BASE is for used installing perl modules under a different
> directory (using a CPAN module called local::lib), which is usually a
> good idea if you don't want to mess with your main root, or want to
> avoid being the superuser while installing or mess with files that your
> package manager is managing.
> Ideally, rrdtool would check for the INSTALL_BASE variable, and omit
> setting PREFIX while building the perl wrappers ... but I can work
> around the problem now that I know what's going on ... thanks, Tobi!

you can disable the install 'magic' by adding


to your configure run, then no PREFIX will be set.



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