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Re: 1.8 and mkdir_p

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: 1.8 and mkdir_p
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 13:35:05 +0100
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Harlan Stenn wrote:
> > The differences between ALL of the various linux-gnu implementations are
> > so slight that they are far more suited to feature tests than something
> > like this.
> Are you really serious? ...
> - RC files?
> - packaging mechanism?
> - automount filesystem selection based on different OS versions?

These are good examples for how autoconf may be useful:
  - RC files: Check for the existence of /{etc,sbin}/{rc.d,init.d}.
  - Packaging mechanism: Test for /bin/rpm and {/usr,}/bin/apt
  - automount filesystem selection: Check for /afs. Check for
    /etc/init.d/autofs or for autofs in /proc/modules. Check for amd...

Remember: an autoconf macro is written once. A list of Linux distributions
that have a particular feature must be maintained forever.


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