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I have the same problem as http://community.webfaction.com/questions/210/how-to-install-maxmind-geoip-api

According to seanf's answer, I tried installing the C-API locally with:

> mkdir -p ~/src ~/bin ~/lib/python2.7
> cd ~/src
> wget http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/api/c/GeoIP.tar.gz
> tar zxf GeoIP.tar.gz 
> cd GeoIP-1.4.8/
> ./configure --prefix=$HOME
> make
> make install

The last command results in the error:

libtool: install: error: cannot install `libGeoIPUpdate.la' to a directory not ending in /usr/local/lib

I've also read the related forum at: http://forum.webfaction.com/viewtopic.php?id=1091 but that does not seem to be related, since the OP had no problems installing the C-API, a step I cannot even get past.

Any help or suggestions appreciated.

Thanks

asked 25 Jun '11, 19:43

chewie
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edited 25 Jun '11, 19:48


Oops! Funny how often right after you verbalize a question, you figure out your solution. :)

My solution was do a "make clean" before doing everything again.

If you've never tried ./configure without the "--prefix=$HOME" then seanf's original solution will work for you.

Thanks.

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answered 25 Jun '11, 19:58

chewie
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