Ocaml compiler(s) I built from source code seems to be looking for the stdlib at a fixed path ($prefix/lib/ocaml), and if I move everything under $prefix/ to another directory on another machine to share with other people, it can’t find the stdlib (I can fix this with -I parameter, but I don’t want to communicate this through docs etc). Is there a way to compile it in a way so that stdlib is searched at …/lib/ocaml relative to ocamlopt.opt.
$ ./configure -prefix /usr/local -libdir ../lib/ocaml Configuring OCaml version 4.07.1 [ERROR!] The -libdir directory must be absolute or relative to $(PREFIX).
I’m not sure how to interpret the last bit of the error. How is it going to be useful to say
/usr/local/../lib/ocaml? I’ve tried this too without much hope, even though configure ended with a little hope (it didn’t resolve early to /usr/lib/ocaml):
standard library.......... /usr/local/../lib/ocaml
and the build went fine, but
make install did what I was afraid of:
mkdir -p "/usr/local/bin" mkdir -p "/usr/local/../lib/ocaml" mkdir -p "/usr/local/../lib/ocaml/stublibs" mkdir -p "/usr/local/../lib/ocaml/compiler-libs"
Do you have any suggestions?