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Re: autoreconf v2.69 with subdir-objects: ./configure creates directory

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: autoreconf v2.69 with subdir-objects: ./configure creates directory 'src/tests/\$(top_srcdir)'
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 06:22:54 -0700
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On 02/17/2016 03:55 AM, Neels Hofmeyr wrote:
> Dear autoconf,
> I have received no reply yet, so am taking the liberty to <bump>.
> BTW, is there a way to verify that this report has reached someone,
> besides waiting for an email reply?

You can check the list archives online, to see that it was delivered:

> Thanks!
> ~Neels
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:40:38PM +0100, Neels Hofmeyr wrote:
>> Dear autoconf,
>> I am observing a bug with `autoreconf -i`.
>> To my/our knowledge, this is not due to an error in
>> our configuration but a genuine bug from 'subdir-objects'.
>> The symptom: after running ./configure, I find a directory
>>   src/tests/\$(top_srcdir)

This is a known automake bug, not caused by autoconf; that may explain
why you haven't seen much response on the autoconf list, but I don't
know if there are any active maintainers on the automake list that have
suggestions on how to work around it, or on when a fixed automake will
be available (or if it is already available).  A quick search found
this, though:

>> (I am not subscribed to any autoconf ML, hence a Cc to my sender address is
>> appreciated)

Reply-to-all is general policy on GNU lists, for precisely that reason.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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