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Re: tests/ VPATH

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: tests/ VPATH
Date: Mon, 24 May 2004 16:29:47 -0700
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Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> The following patch against Autoconf CVS HEAD fixes 'make check' in
> a VPATH build.  Interestingly, the comment above the bad line
> explains why it should be this way!?  So I wonder whether this is
> the right fix.  Maybe someone changed this because of some make
> which had a broken VPATH dependency checking?

No, the code was installed wrong in the first place, apparently.
Thanks for the patch; I installed it.  I'm including a copy of it
again for the benefit of autoconf-patches.

2004-05-24  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>

        * tests/ (autoconfdir): Fix to match comment (trivial
        change).  Patch reported by Ralf Wildenhues in

--- 2004-02-18 13:34:44 -0800
+++ 2004-05-24 16:25:10 -0700
 # The files which contains macro we check for syntax.  Don't use $(top_srcdir)
 # here since below we explicitly `cd' to $srcdir.  As for the dependencies,
 # thanks God for VPATH.  Hm...
-autoconfdir = $(top_srcdir)/lib/autoconf
+autoconfdir = ../lib/autoconf
 AUTOCONF_FILES = $(autoconfdir)/general.m4 \
                 $(autoconfdir)/status.m4 \
                 $(autoconfdir)/autoheader.m4 \

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