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A.1 prefix

prefix corresponds to the variable `prefix' for configure, which passes it on to the `Makefile' it creates. prefix sets the root installation directory for host-independent files as follows:

the directory path of the default database
`prefix/com'

site-wide configuration files
`prefix/etc/gnats'

man pages
`prefix/man'

info documents
`prefix/info'

include files
`prefix/include'

etc...

The default value for prefix is `/usr/local', which can be changed on the command line to configure using

 
configure --prefix=prefix ...

See section Configuring and compiling the software.


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