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Re: libtool macros installed in pkgdatadir?

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: libtool macros installed in pkgdatadir?
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 16:26:21 -0600
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On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 10:13:21PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 20:29, Braden McDaniel wrote:
> > Why are the libtool macros being installed to $(pkgdatadir) rather than 
> > $(datadir)/aclocal?
> Because aclocal is slowly being deprecated, and will eventually vanish
> entirely.  Managing Autoconf macros really isn't a job for Automake.
> The new utopia is to create a directory within your source called "m4"
> (or some such) and in declare AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR([m4])
> Then when you run libtoolize, it will copy the appropriate m4 files into
> this directory for you.
> One day a version of Autoconf will use these, but for now when you run
> aclocal it'll add an "m4_include" line to aclocal.m4 for each of these
> files (rather than including them verbatim).

Ugh. So *every* package providing useful 3rd-party autoconf macros
must be copied locally to the package using them?

albert chin (address@hidden)

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