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Re: $ac_aux_dir issue (Was on address@hidden: Re: amtraces)

From: Alexandre Duret-Lutz
Subject: Re: $ac_aux_dir issue (Was on address@hidden: Re: amtraces)
Date: 05 Feb 2001 11:27:07 +0100
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>>> "Alexandre" == Alexandre Oliva <address@hidden> writes:

 Alexandre> On Feb  3, 2001, Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> wrote:
 >> OTOH, autoconf defines @INSTALL@ using $ac_aux_dir, and $(INSTALL) is
 >> usable anywhere.  That's because this variable has a special treatment
 >> in config.status (its relative path is adjusted with regard to the
 >> depth of the generated file).  Maybe another solution would be to
 >> provide a mean for the autoconf user to specify additional variable to
 >> be handled likewise.

 >> Using relative paths whenever a file from the package (such as
 >> the files in $ac_aux_dir) is refered to seems better to me
 >> because it allows people to move a whole tree without requiring
 >> `make distclean'.

 Alexandre> Yep.  I like the solution proposed above.  In fact, I like it very
 Alexandre> much!

Another idea among the same lines: let config.status
automagically adjust all AC_SUBST'ed variables whose value 
start with the value of $srcdir.
Alexandre Duret-Lutz

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