2001.10.20 22:51 "libtiff build/install braindamage", by Bob Friesenhahn
I haven't upgraded libtiff on my machine (Solaris 2.6 + gcc) in two years. At that time libtiff had new owners, and I assumed that libtiff would be updated to configure and compile like 99.9% of open-source software packages. I was wrong. The Unix build/install environment is even more undecipherable and broken now than it was two years ago. Instead of moving forward, it has moved backward.
After an hour of working to get libtiff configured (which should be a mindless, trivial, task) I finally got it to build. Now when I go to install I find that there is no install program on my machine (GNU install, BSD install, or SYSV install) that supports the -idb option which is embedded in each and every Makefile.in.
What to do?