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Re: copy check_SCRIPTS to build directory

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: copy check_SCRIPTS to build directory
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 19:57:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hello James,

sorry for the long delay.

* James K. Lowden wrote on Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 05:50:54AM CET:
> I have 25 unit tests that each process an SQL script:
>       t0001 < t0001.sql
>       t0002 < t0002.sql
>       etc.
>       (Yeah, we planned for a lot of tests!)  
> I like to use a separate build directory, per the Autobook's advice.  How
> do I tell automake to copy the scripts to the build directory?  
> Since there is no requirement to modify the script, I didn't want to
> bother with a makefile rule that converts, say, to t0001.sql.

But really, such a rule would allow for a solution that is portable, and
also efficient on all systems, and still acceptable on those where
$(LN_S) (which you should use BTW) expands to `cp -p'.

>  I have tried:
> SQL_DIST =    t0001.sql t0002.sql ...
> check_SCRIPTS = $(SQL_DIST)
> $(SQL_DIST): 
>       ln -s $(srcdir)/$@ .
> but no joy.  


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