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Re: "include $(top_builddir)/" is ignored by automake

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: "include $(top_builddir)/" is ignored by automake
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 08:47:27 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.4.1i

Hello Alexandre,

On Tue, Feb 08, 2005 at 12:05:10AM +0100, Alexandre Duret-Lutz wrote:
> (I'm appending the 1.10 documentation for AC_CONFIG_FILES for reference.)

I shouldn't forget to tell you how I'm grateful for your work.
Both the solution and the documentation are excellent.

Yet let me do some nit-picking:
1) I noticed typos; see the patch attached.

2) Regarding the sentence:

>      Even `AC_SUBST' does not help here, because `automake' needs to know
>      the filename at run-time in order to check whether `'
>      exists.

My feelings are that when Autoconf and Automake run, it's ``compile-time'',
while the term ``run-time'' denotes the time when ./configure and make run.

There is one spot in the Automake manual which supports this, in the node
"Conditional Programs":

        Obviously it cannot rewrite values obtained at run-time
        through `configure' substitutions,

I'm not sure how the solution should look like; a minimal change would be

        ...`automake' needs to know the filename at it's run-time ...

but I wouldn't be surprised if you found a much better solution.

Thank you again,

Attachment: automake-20050208-typo.patch
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