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Re: bug#7773: (lack of) config.h description in manual

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: bug#7773: (lack of) config.h description in manual
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 17:37:29 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

[ adding autoconf-patches, dropping the Automake bug ]

* Eric Blake wrote on Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 01:33:42AM CET:
> I also agree that the autoconf manual should mention the gnulib
> 'configmake' module (it doesn't, yet).

Proposed patch.  OK to push?

I didn't find a place in the gnulib manual where configmake was


    docs: mention configmake module for defining directories.
    * doc/autoconf.texi (Defining Directories): Mention configmake
    gnulib module.
    Suggestion by Karl Berry and Eric Blake.

diff --git a/doc/autoconf.texi b/doc/autoconf.texi
index 5fbfb79..54891b6 100644
--- a/doc/autoconf.texi
+++ b/doc/autoconf.texi
@@ -24944,6 +24944,10 @@ Defining Directories
         echo '#define DATADIR "$(datadir)"' >$@@
 @end example
+The gnulib module @samp{configmake} provides such a header with all the
+standard directory variables defined, @pxref{Gnulib}.
 Use @code{AC_DEFINE} but have @command{configure} compute the literal
 value of @code{datadir} and others.  Many people have wrapped macros to

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