On Fri, 8 Oct 2004, Mark Hubbart wrote:

> However, my main problem is that I want to be able to compile up some
> packages without fubaring my system. I guess I'll have to figure out
> some better way of setting this up; since It appears that there is no
> way to do this while avoiding installing the binaries in their end
> location. :/

perhaps

   configure --prefix=/somewhere
   make
   make prefix=/somewhere/else/ install

or are you talking ruby extentions?  if so something similar should work

-a
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