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Re: Cygwin List O' Issues...[make install DESTDIR=]

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: Cygwin List O' Issues...[make install DESTDIR=]
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 07:51:20 -0500
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Charles Wilson wrote:

Also, since this is probably an 'is_absolute' check, it should really be
[\\/]* | ?:[\\/]* )  (cfr the File System Conventions chapter in
the autoconf manual's portability section).

This part won't work. It's possible we need a separate case for A:style paths. Because the rest of the patch does:

+           add_dir="-L$inst_prefix_dir$libdir $add_dir"

E.g. prepend the inst_prefix. But A:/inst_prefix/A:/usr/lib is NOT a valid path; for A:style paths you'd need to strip the drive specifier from $libdir before prepending $inst_prefix...

Help solicited...

IMO, it's not worth supporting. A requirement of libtool and other autotools is a POSIX shell, so ...


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