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Re: distdir target

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: distdir target
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 09:08:53 +1000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Tromey" <address@hidden>

> >>>>> "Robert" == Robert Collins <address@hidden>
> Robert> however, the --cygnus option creates
> Robert> distdir: $(DISTFILES)
> Robert>         @for file in $(DISTFILES); do \
> Robert>           if test -f $$file; then d=.; else d=$(srcdir); fi; \
> Robert>           dir=`echo "$$file" | sed -e 's,/[^/]*$$,,'`; \
> Robert> Is there any reliable way to get the if test -f
> Robert> $$file;.... line with automake --foreign?
> Yes, use today's automake.  I changed this last night as part of my
> bug-fixing quest.

Yippee. Thank you. I must have just missed your checkin when I updated

> Robert> Or is there a built_dist option?
> I don't understand.

I was thinking there might be an option to change the distdir behaviour
per makefile.

> FYI you can do almost anything in a dist-hook.

Thanks. I knew about that - but rewriting distdir didn't really appeal

> Tom

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