[racket-dev] sudo make install

From: Jon Rafkind (rafkind at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Mon Jan 3 14:39:18 EST 2011

On 01/03/2011 10:52 AM, Robby Findler wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 11:42 AM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
>> At Mon, 3 Jan 2011 11:39:28 -0600, Robby Findler wrote:
>>> I've changed the handin server so it puts its docs in the main tree
>>> like (I believe) it is supposed to.
>> That breaks the distribution build. The "handin-server" docs were
>> intentionally not installed into the main tree, because "handin-server"
>> is not included in the distribution.
> So what the irc person was doing is just not supposed to work, I guess?
> I'd still like to find out what preference was getting set, so if Jon
> tries again, that'd be interesting to me.

As of commit

commit e6d45e2ae6804a73c9cea2a41d544c4a65b7a5d9
Author: Robby Findler <robby at racket-lang.org>
Date:   Mon Jan 3 08:19:51 2011 -0600

a 'sudo make install' does not create the ~/.racket directory and things
install fine into /usr/local when --prefix=/usr/local is given to

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