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Re: Site Macro Directory

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Site Macro Directory
Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 20:38:05 -0400
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On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 05:38:40PM -0500, Mark D. Roth wrote:
> I propose that we modify autoconf to have a system-wide site macro
> directory (analogous to emacs's site-lisp directory or perl's

I seem to recall this topic coming up more than once.

> "${prefix}/share/autoconf/site_macros").  If one of my packages uses
> one of these macros, I'd put a note in the README file that says "if
> you need to regenerate configure, you'll need autoconf (available from
> ...) and macro package foo (available from ...)".

nice in theory, but in practice not (I stopped submitting patches for
ncftp because the developer did not wish to package the macros where they
were accessible).
Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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