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[sr #108987] libtool doesn't like simple RM defined (without options)

From: Richard PALO
Subject: [sr #108987] libtool doesn't like simple RM defined (without options)
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:10:01 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #2, sr #108987 (project libtool):

It appears that the shell assignment expectation may be erroneous,
in that ": ${RM="rm -f"}" will only replace RM if RM is not defined.

perhaps what is intended is more along the lines of:
RM="${RM:=rm} -f"

(NB it would probably be easier to contend with separating
pure RM from, for example, RM_F (or RM_FORCE) for "rm -f").

This problematic construct seems to be found in at least the following files:
bootstrap,, libtool.m4 and


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