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Re: [bug-gnulib] FYI: adding AC_LIBSOURCES/AC_LIBOBJ in coreutils .m4 fi

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] FYI: adding AC_LIBSOURCES/AC_LIBOBJ in coreutils .m4 files
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 17:32:01 +0000
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On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 05:48:35PM +0100, Bruno Haible wrote:

> So what is your answer on this? Are you saying that all packages should
> have the same directory layout as coreutils, namely one src/ and one lib/
> directory?

FWIW, findutils has two; pristine gnulib stuff goes in
findutils/gnulib/* while findutils' own common library code goes in
findutils/lib/*.  That make sit very easy to tell which set of code
I'm using, and for what.

> The possible workarounds are:
>   ? Add a configure.ac file and a lib/ directory to libgrep/.
>     - I refuse to do so, because as mentioned above, this would be
>       the tool dictating the directory structure to the maintainer.

I used to use gnulib this way - using gnulib-tool --create-testdir and
then configuring in findutils/gnulib as well as in findutils.  This
never worked well.  The main problem was, too many config.h files with
potentially different contents.  This was awkward and I would not
recommend anybody else do that.  These days findutils doesn't do it.

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