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Myopic depout.m4

From: F J Franklin
Subject: Myopic depout.m4
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 14:32:05 +0100 (BST)

Hi, I don't know whether this is common knowledge or intended behaviour

The AbiWord build system which uses 'Makefile' for a custom (non-automake)
build and 'GNUmakefile[.{in|am}]' for building with automake+autoconf

automake-1.5 is incompatible with this because it assumes (in depout.m4)
that makefiles are called 'Makefile' and not 'GNUmakefile'.

Also, it would be nice if a little message popped up, e.g.

      echo Initiating dependencies in $dirpart

because AbiWord has a lot of directories and autoconf is quiet for so long
while creating dependencies that one could be forgiven for pressing ^C and
cursing the fates...

Regards, Frank

Francis James Franklin

Deep in the human unconsciousness is a pervasive need for a logical
universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step
beyond logic.
          --- from `The Sayings of Muad'dib' by the Princess Irulan

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