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Re: 1.8 and mkdir_p

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: 1.8 and mkdir_p
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 22:27:26 +0100
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Harlan Stenn wrote:
> > Well, you can create and maintain a 'config.linuxdistro' on your own...
> Yes, and then code:
>  ...
>  cvo=`config.guess`
>  case $cvo in
>   *-*-linux-gnu)
>     cvo=`config.linuxdistro`
>     ;;
>  esac
>  ...

Yes. This is how it's meant.

> everywhere one would otherwise simply code:
>  cvo=`config.guess`

This is too simple. It increases the temptation to use the distro's name,
instead of writing an autoconf test. I've already explained that this is
undesirable because it limits the freedom to fork a new distribution.


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