On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 12:09 AM, Michael Wood <esiotrot@gmail.com> wrote:

I've just tried with curl, since I have the sources on my machine and
it uses autoconf.  I copied it to '/tmp/some where' and then ran
'./configure --prefix="/tmp/some path"'.

The configure step worked without complaint

Packages should be configurable from _outside_ the sources. Indeed, most of the times sources may be read-only and the compilation directory a read/write one. Or one may have one set of sources and many different builds. Try the same from a different directory, like

"/path/to/ecl/with a space/in/it/configure" --prefix=....


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