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Re: texinfo-6.0.91 pretest

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: texinfo-6.0.91 pretest
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 21:10:14 +0000

On 2 January 2016 at 20:58, Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> wrote:
> Gavin Smith <address@hidden> writes:
>> I've remembered that if you don't specify an installation directory
>> for a Libtool library, some of the Makefile rules aren't generated
>> properly. I can't remember the details but I thought it was a bug in
>> Libtool at the time.
> A uninstalled libtool library is only built as a convenience library.

Yes, is that a static library? That's no good for testing whether we
can load a dynamic library.

>> On my system, the size of the installed TestXS files is about 9
>> kilobytes - I don't expect this to be a problem.
> Why not put it into its own isolated directory?  After all, it has
> nothing whatsoever to do with the functional part of texinfo.

I don't see why it's a problem. Don't look at the directory where it's
installed and you won't have to worry about it. Installing it in some
other directory wouldn't help either.

In terms of source directories, it's in the same directory as the
other module that is used at run-time in order to share code, like the
libtool import, to avoid bloating the distribution, and to reduce
inconsistencies between the two modules that could lead to a false
result for whether loading an XS module works or not.

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