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Re: how to detect broken install-sh?

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: how to detect broken install-sh?
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 00:10:52 -0700
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Brian Gough <address@hidden> writes:

> Maybe it would be good to have a check for problems with install-sh.
> I can see a couple of ways this could be done:

>   - make distcheck could (i) use install-sh and (ii) independently
>     check that all files which are supposed to be installed actually
>     do get installed.

The various supporting files that Automake includes in the distribution
package, including install-sh, do all generally have version numbers in
some form.  Maybe distcheck should just directly check that the included
files have sufficiently recent versions?  I know that version checks
normally go against the philosophy of the Autotools, but in this case
they're files shipped by Automake itself, and it might be the easiest

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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