dunno if it just me, but I had to add PREFIX a few places to get 'perl INSTALL_BASE=$HOME' to work

That will cause the files to be installed into a place that ikiwiki doesn't look for them. It will also cause them to be installed into /usr/etc by default, where ikiwiki also won't find them.

Thomas Keller also ran into some sort of problem with the MacPort involving the installation into /etc. From that discussion:

Both ikiwiki-update-wikilist and ikiwiki-mass-rebuild hardcode /etc; so do several pages in the doc wiki.

The real problem though is that MakeMaker does not have a standard way of specifying where /etc files go. In Debian we want everything to go into /usr, rather than the default /usr/local, so set PREFIX=/usr -- but we still want config files in /etc, not /usr/etc. The only way I can see around this is to add a nonstandard variable to control the location of /etc, that would override the PREFIX.

Which implies that you can't just use "$installdir/etc/" in the /etc hardcoding scripts, and would instead need to record the new variable at build time, like PREFIX is recorded in $installdir.

Instead, let's ignore failure of the lines. done


From a1e02fbdaba3725730418a837b506e713904ada5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: David Bremner 
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 15:18:24 -0300
Subject: [PATCH] add missing $(PREFIX) to install path

 Makefile.PL |    6 +++---
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile.PL b/Makefile.PL
index 979483c..1f27394 100755
--- a/Makefile.PL
+++ b/Makefile.PL
@@ -50,9 +50,9 @@ extra_clean:
        $(MAKE) -C po clean

-       install -d $(DESTDIR)/etc/ikiwiki
-       install -m 0644 wikilist $(DESTDIR)/etc/ikiwiki
-       install -m 0644 auto.setup $(DESTDIR)/etc/ikiwiki
+       install -d $(DESTDIR)$(PREFIX)/etc/ikiwiki
+       install -m 0644 wikilist $(DESTDIR)$(PREFIX)/etc/ikiwiki
+       install -m 0644 auto.setup $(DESTDIR)$(PREFIX)/etc/ikiwiki

        install -d $(DESTDIR)$(PREFIX)/share/ikiwiki
        for dir in `cd underlays && find . -follow -type d ! -regex '.*\.svn.*'`; do \