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Re: moving $(mkdir_p) from automake to autoconf

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: moving $(mkdir_p) from automake to autoconf
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 20:21:21 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> Maybe we need a notion "this macro requires Automake >= 1.10, if you use
> Automake", to be used inside AC_PROG_MKDIR_P.  Alternatively, we could
> just document that usage of both Automake and AC_PROG_MKDIR_P requires
>   AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([1.10])

I think my worry is a bit more general than that, in that
AC_PROG_MKDIR_P requires AC_PROG_INSTALL, but it's not clear to me
what happens in general if both AC_PROG_INSTALL and Automake are
attempting to set $INSTALL.  I haven't had time to look into it yet.

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