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Re: AC_PROG_INSTALL: require installation of multiple files.

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: AC_PROG_INSTALL: require installation of multiple files.
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 08:42:35 +0100

Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> the `make install' rules generated by Automake can benefit greatly from
> being able to install multiple files at once.  The GNU Coding Standards
> have been changed to allow this, but Autoconf's AC_PROG_INSTALL needs to
> detect this, too: otherwise, it accepts some rather old ancestors of the
> install-sh script (pre-GNU) that came with some imake version and which
> only installed one file at a time, and sometimes removed files, too.
> OK to apply, so future Automake 1.11 can depend on this being available
> in Autoconf 2.62?
>     * lib/autoconf/programs.m4 (AC_PROG_INSTALL): Require that
>     `install -c file1 file2 dir' works.
>     * doc/autoconf.texi (Particular Programs): Document this.
>     * NEWS: Update.

Looks fine.
Thanks for dealing with it!

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