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Re: autoconf 2.53 doesn't find autom4te

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: autoconf 2.53 doesn't find autom4te
Date: 13 Jun 2002 12:23:21 +0200
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| 2002-06-12  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>
|       * bin/ (AUTOM4TE): Default to a fully qualified path
|       name, so that symlinks to 'autoconf' work properly.  Bug reported
|       by Bruno Haible.
|       * bin/ (AUTOM4TE): Likewise.
|       * bin/ (autoconf, autoheader): Likewise.
|       * bin/ (autom4te): Likewise.
|       * bin/ (autom4te): Likewise.

I dislike this very much.  This patch is wrong to me.  It is a bug
from the user if autoconf cannot be found in the PATH.  If you symlink
one guy, you symlink all the others.

It is wrong to hard code locations in the binaries.  I would
definitely agree for hidden binaries, but this is not the case of
Autoconf: all the tools are user tools.  Bypassing PATH is far worse,
as you are breaking the most basic Unix convention: obeying PATH.

I don't know what part of the GCS you are referring to here.

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