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Re: AC_LIBOBJ(subdir/file) doesn't work with non-recursive automake

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: AC_LIBOBJ(subdir/file) doesn't work with non-recursive automake
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 18:03:21 -0700
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Stepan Kasal <address@hidden> writes:

> well, it was me who created the controversy here.  :-)

> I presume you use AC_CONFIG_LIBOBJ_DIR to specify a certain directory,
> and then you call AC_LIBOBJ with object names (without any directory
> components).  Then you use LIBOBJS or LTLIBOBJS in the top directory.

That was the goal, yes.

> I think there is no doubt this should be supported.

> The controversy is about implementation: current implementation uses
> variable LIBOBJDIR to prepent the path, while I proposed that
> ./configure would insert the directory part to the substituted
> value of (LT)LIBOBJS.

> It is possible that Autoconf/Automake will support multiple libobj
> directories on future; in that case, the two possible implications
> will have consequences for the shape of that support.

> But the basic use case for AC_CONFIG_LIBOBJ_DIR shall continue to
> work in either case.

Oh, excellent.  Then I will look forward with great eagerness to the next
releases of Autoconf and Automake, and in the meantime continue to apply
my patch to work around the problem.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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