Using the current SVN head (rev 5578):
./configure --prefix=/data/src/asymptote.v/v2.25-svn20140109 ...... configure: Using /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/asymptote for LaTeX style file configure: Using /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/context/third/asymptote for ConTeXT style file
and then "make install" does not work:
... /usr/bin/install -c -d /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/asymptote /usr/bin/install: cannot create directory `/usr/local/share/texmf': Permission denied make: [install-asy] Error 1 (ignored) ...
I suggest that if a --prefix option to configure is used, all installed files should go under the specified directory. Of course integration with LaTeX will be the responsibility of the person installing the package. It will be better than the current situation, when style files are not available after installation anywhere in the tree, and the installation errors are hard to notice as they scroll by.