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Re: advice for pre-generating documentation

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: advice for pre-generating documentation
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 16:06:20 +0100
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At Saturday 20 February 2010, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> 
> Hello,
> to round this up:
> Wildcards in EXTRA_DIST are pretty much a must-not-break because
>  too many packages depend on it.  Of course the caveats mentioned
>  in the FAQ apply.
> extra[567].test and distdir.test check semantics of putting a
>  directory in EXTRA_DIST, subpkg3.test ensures files and
>  directories may thus be shared by package and subpackage.
> I guess a test using an explicit wild card would be good as well,
>  as I'm not entirely sure all make implementations handle wildcards
>  in prerequisites correctly; the `distdir' target has
>  `$(EXTRA_DIST)' as prerequisite.
> Cheers,
> Ralf
Hello Ralf.

If it's ok for you, I'm soon going to submit a (tentative) patch on
the automake-patches list, which will add tests about the use
wildcards in EXTRA_DIST.


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