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Re: configmake module and automake 1.9.6

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: configmake module and automake 1.9.6
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:51:32 -0700
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[redirecting to autoconf]

On 12/14/2010 02:54 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 12/14/2010 02:33 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:
>>>> In configure.ac add:
>>>>   dnl Installation directories.
>>>>   dnl Remove this when you can assume autoconf >= 2.60.
>>>>   AC_SUBST([localedir], ['${datadir}/locale'])
>> This is the essential change.
>>>  # Listed in the same order as the GNU makefile conventions.
>>>  # The Automake-defined pkg* macros are appended, in the order
>>>  # listed in the Automake 1.10a+ documentation.
>>> +# Support newer definitions even when using older automake 1.9.6
>> The Automake version is probably irrelevant here. It's the Autoconf
>> version that matters.
> Oh; it's a mix of both autoconf and automake macros (autoconf AC_SUBST's
> localedir, but only automake 1.11 AC_SUBST's pkglibexecdir); the comment
> in modules/configmake only mentioned automake, but both tools have a
> hand in feeding configmake.h.

Why does autoconf not support --lispdir automatically?  That is the one
case in make-stds.texi that has to call out that the user has to do an
AC_SUBST; should we patch autoconf to automatically support lispdir
alongside all the other standardized directory locations?

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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