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Re: Problem with symlinks and VPATH Builds

From: Mark D. Roth
Subject: Re: Problem with symlinks and VPATH Builds
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 20:31:13 -0500
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On Sat Jul 20 19:27 2002 -0500, Mark D. Roth wrote:
> Does anyone know of any OSs where /bin/pwd does NOT exist?

Actually, I realized that this doesn't really matter.  We can use the
workaround only if "test -x /bin/pwd" succeeds.  That means that
symlinks will still be a problem on platforms where /bin/pwd doesn't
exist, but at least configure will still work if the real path is

> The best behavior would probably be to use "." for abs_builddir and
> abs_top_builddir, but "`/bin/pwd`" for abs_srcdir and abs_top_srcdir.
> If no one has any other ideas, I'll throw together a patch that
> implements this.

I've attached a patch that does this.  It passes the test suite, so if
I don't hear any objections in the next couple of days, I'll commit
this to CVS.

Mark D. Roth <address@hidden>

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