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[bug-gnulib] Re: patch: gnulib-tool --symlink and --aux-dir

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-gnulib] Re: patch: gnulib-tool --symlink and --aux-dir
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 11:11:44 +0200
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Oskar Liljeblad <address@hidden> writes:

> Add -s, --symlink option to gnulib-tool to make symbolic links to files
> instead of copying/moving. [Maybe it should be renamed --sym-link?]


I think --symbolic is better.  I know autoreconf uses --symlink, but I
think an abbreviation like that is poor style in a long option.  And
--symbolic is mentioned in the GNU coding standards.

> Add --aux-dir, specifying directory relative --dir where auxiliary build
> tools are placed (only relevant for --import). Files in 'build-aux' in
> module spec files are copied to this directory. AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR in
> configure.ac also specifies this directory.


Shouldn't this be --aux-base, to mimic --m4-base and --source-base?
Or possibly the latter two should be changed to --m4-dir and

Do you want to update the manual to mention this as well?

I installed your patch, and took the liberty to change --symlink into
--symbolic, I hope that is OK by you and everyone else.  I'm not
strongly attached to the --symbolic change, so if you think it is a
bad idea, let's revert it.


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