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Re: avoiding target $(srcdir)/

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: avoiding target $(srcdir)/
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 05:02:46 -0400 (EDT)

Hello, John!

> is there a macro or option to automake to ommit the target
> for $(srcdir)/, such that it is not necessary to
> include and in a distribution?

It already becomes a FAQ. Why do you need this?

The last person who asked about this alleged that there will be problems
on systems lacking Automake, but couldn't give a real example.

> i tried including an empty target in  it looks
> as if it is created in the perl code and there dont appear
> to be any conditionals to avoid it.

Only the first statement is correct. Search for "This rule remakes the" in automake - there is a clear indication that
AM_MAINTATINER_MODE can be used to suppress that rule.

However, I believe that you don't really want it.

Pavel Roskin

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