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Re: Problem with VPATH builds and SCRIPTS primary

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: Problem with VPATH builds and SCRIPTS primary
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:06:34 -0700
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Raphaël Halimi <address@hidden> writes:

> According to section 2.2.6 of GNU automake documentation:

> "The build tree usually has the same subdirectory layout as the source
> tree; its subdirectories are created automatically by the build system."

> Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be true for the SCRIPTS primary (I
> assume it's true and works as expected for compiled binaries and
> libraries, I can't know, I'm new to autotools and I'm a sysadmin, I
> develop only scripts, nothing compiled).

I've run into this problem before, and just had Autoconf create the
directory by adding:

AC_CONFIG_COMMANDS([server], [test -d server || mkdir server])

(in my case, the name of the directory containing the scripts was server).
It's kind of a hack, but it works.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)              <>

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