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Re: Creating some directory at install time.

From: Richard Dawe
Subject: Re: Creating some directory at install time.
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 16:35:27 +0000
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Lucas Brasilino wrote:
    Thanks a lot. It really helps. I've got another issue...
which is quite philosophical. At another directory called
'example' I've got a number of XML docs that should be installed.
So I created the following

exampledir = $(localstatedir)/lib/$(PACKAGE)
example_DATA =     _default.xml \
        http.xml \
        pop.xml \
        smtp.xml \
        telnet.xml \
        cvs.xml \
        ftp.xml \
        ldap.xml \

    Is that right using 'DATA' primitive with this type of file?
Should I change 'exampledir' to '$(DESTDIR)$(localstatedir)/lib/$(PACKAGE) ?

Yes, although I think the documentation is shared rather than local state. So perhaps it should be $(sharedstatedir) or $(pkgdatadir) rather than $(localstatedir). See:

  info automake uniform


  info automake data

You won't need to put $(DESTDIR) in exampledir, because automake will handle that for you. It does that, when it generates all the rules.

If you want the files in example_DATA to be distributed, you need to prefix it with "dist_". See:

  info automake data

Bye, Rich =]

Richard Dawe [ ]

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