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New issue 549 by Cannot install to anywhere except /usr/local/lib

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. download version 2.5.0 of protobuf source (
2. unpack: 'tar -xvzf protobuf-2.5.0.tar.gz'
3. configure for single user install: 'cd protobuf-2.5.0; ./configure --prefix="/home/sliverdragon37"'
4. compile: 'make -j8'
5. attempt install: 'make install'

Supposedly this should install everything in the home directory. Instead it quits partway through with this error:

libtool: install: error: cannot install `' to a directory not ending in /usr/local/lib
make[3]: *** [install-libLTLIBRARIES] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/sliverdragon37/protobuf-2.5.0/src'
make[2]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/sliverdragon37/protobuf-2.5.0/src'
make[1]: *** [install] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/sliverdragon37/protobuf-2.5.0/src'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

This is protouf-2.5.0

Below is the output of 'cat /proc/version':
Linux version 3.4.2-0cse.1 ( (gcc version 4.7.2 20120921 (Red Hat 4.7.2-2) (GCC) ) #19 SMP Wed May 15 11:01:51 PDT 2013

I'm trying to use protobuf (and ultimately mosh) on a computer where I don't have root access.

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