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Re: config.guess location

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: config.guess location
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 07:22:29 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-08-09)

Hello Sam,

* Sam Steingold wrote on Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 06:26:53AM CEST:
> Some packages install "build-aux" files (config.guess, config.sub,
> install-sh et al) so that their add-ons can rely on them.
> It would seem to be a relatively easy:
> =====
> AC_PATH_PROG(foo_path, foo)
> aux_dir=`foo -print-config-dir`
> AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR($aux_dir)
> =====

Automake currently expects the argument to AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR to be a
shell literal.  That might be a regression, I haven't checked.  I'd
need to look though what it takes to lift the restriction (there might
also be assumptions like that in Autoconf).

Cheers, and thanks for the report,

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