Re: [PATCH] perf tests: Add install prefix tests

From: Josh Boyer
Date: Wed Jan 22 2014 - 09:03:31 EST

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 8:02 AM, Jiri Olsa <jolsa@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 07:58:41PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 3:02 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Hi All,
>> >
>> > I went to build Linux v3.13-737-g7fe67a1 in Fedora this morning and it
>> > resulted in RPM complaining that the perf and binaries had
>> I'm not sure why DESTDIR is included in the -DPLUGIN_DIR definition in
>> tools/lib/traceevent/Makefile, nor why $(prefix) is in plugindir_SQ in
>> tools/perf/config/Makefile.
>> josh
>> diff --git a/tools/lib/traceevent/Makefile b/tools/lib/traceevent/Makefile
>> index 56d52a3..005c9cc 100644
>> --- a/tools/lib/traceevent/Makefile
>> +++ b/tools/lib/traceevent/Makefile
>> @@ -63,7 +63,7 @@ endif
>> endif
>> ifeq ($(set_plugin_dir),1)
>> -PLUGIN_DIR = -DPLUGIN_DIR="$(DESTDIR)/$(plugin_dir)"
>> +PLUGIN_DIR = -DPLUGIN_DIR="$(plugin_dir)"
>> PLUGIN_DIR_SQ = '$(subst ','\'',$(PLUGIN_DIR))'
> hi,
> this one needs to stay, otherwise perf have wrong path
> to load plugins from..

Hm. Are you sure? I believe I tested with just the $(prefix) removed
below and it still failed the RPM build. If DESTDIR is included in
what is passed as DPLUGIN_DIR, it will include the buildroot path in
the binaries, but when the RPM is installed it does not install to the
buildroot path. E.g. you will have:


but the plugins will be installed to /usr/lib64/traceevent/plugins by
RPM. I'll try again with just the libdir fix, but I'm fairly sure
what I've said above is correct. At least in terms of how RPMs are

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