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Re: [PATCH] Use just-built utilities for help2man rule

From: Zack Weinberg
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Use just-built utilities for help2man rule
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:53:14 -0400

On Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 7:57 AM Andreas Schwab <> wrote:
> -       
> PATH="./tests$(PATH_SEPARATOR)$(top_srcdir)/build-aux$(PATH_SEPARATOR)$$PATH";
>  \
> +       
> PATH="bin$(PATH_SEPARATOR)./tests$(PATH_SEPARATOR)$(top_srcdir)/build-aux$(PATH_SEPARATOR)$$PATH";
>  \

This bypasses the wrappers installed in ./tests and therefore causes
each just-built executable to be run *without* the options pointing it
at the matching, not-yet-installed, .m4 and .m4f files.  This may be
harmless in this case since we're (I presume) only running the
executables in --help mode, but it's not correct in general and I
don't want to give future hackers reading the Makefiles the wrong

Under normal circumstances, there should always be a wrapper in
./tests for each executable in ./bin.  Exactly what did you do that
made you think this patch was necessary?  Please be excruciatingly


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