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Re: aclocal not looking into /usr/local/

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: aclocal not looking into /usr/local/
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:13:45 +0100

On 10 Feb 2011, at 20:56, Eric Blake wrote:

>> On Mac OS X 10.6.6, I have:
>> $ /usr/bin/autoconf --version
>> autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.61
>> This comes with the system.
>> $ /usr/local/bin/autoconf --version
>> autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.68 
>> The latter was installed by ./configure && make.
> However, that did NOT install aclocal, which is part of the automake
> package.

That is right - I had it on my old installation. When adding it, it works. All 
new stuff ends up in /usr/local/.

>> In addition, adding to autoreconf the argument -B /usr/local/share/aclocal, 
>> it is not passed on to aclocal.
> aclocal doesn't understand -B, so autoreconf doesn't pass it on to
> aclocal (although getting aclocal to learn -B needs to be resolved on
> the automake list first before we worry about teaching autoreconf in the
> autoconf package about honoring it).
> Can you get by with the -I option instead?

This worked, but that seems to add the new files after the old ones. Therefore, 
in this situation, -B would be more natural. I think that then the argument is 
simply dropped to aclocal, rather confusingly.


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