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Re: 1.7.6, DIST_SUBDIRS, and distcheck

From: Harlan Stenn
Subject: Re: 1.7.6, DIST_SUBDIRS, and distcheck
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 21:45:13 -0400
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In this case, the subdir is another auto* package.

I *could* solve this by passing an argument to distcheck's "configure" , but
I didn't see how to do that, either.

Is there a way to pass configure options to distcheck's "configure" run?

> Hi,
> Harlan Stenn <address@hidden> writes:
> > I have a subroutine that is only conditionally built.
> >
> > I have listed this subroutine in DIST_SUBDIRS, as that's where I
> > gather the list of subdirs that must be in a distribution but might
> > not be built are specified.
> >
> > With 1.7.6, distcheck now fails as it tries to "cd" to this
> > directory inside the =build/ subdir.
> The directory and Makefile should exist, even if it isn't used.
> You cannot disable generation of the Makefile in your
> > Is this a bug in 1.7.6 or do I have to solve this another way?
> A rule of thumb is that every should have a corresponding
> *unconditional* AC_CONFIG_FILES entry in your  The
> directories and Makefiles should be created even if nothing in them
> is built.
> - Hari
> -- 
> Raja R Harinath ------------------------------ address@hidden

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