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Re: need to set ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS along with AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: need to set ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS along with AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:13:45 +0700

On 16 Sep 2010, at 03:11, Eric Blake wrote:
> At any rate, it seems like maintaining ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in Makefile.am is 
> redundant - how hard is it to teach automake to have aclocal _automatically_ 
> include directories mentioned inside AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR, to avoid the dual 
> file maintenance headache?

I have proposed this a couple of times over the years, and would have submitted 
a patch long ago if I hated perl less ;o)

To avoid any surprises, I think the trick is to simply have autoreconf fall 
back to reading AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR where there is no conflicting 
ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in Makefile.am.  Libtoolize users will have fewer issues here 
though, because libtoolize already complains about conflicts between 

Gary V. Vaughan (address@hidden)

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