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Re: simple autoconf question

From: Eric Gorr
Subject: Re: simple autoconf question
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:31:41 -0500

On Dec 20, 2011, at 3:49 PM, Nick Bowler <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 2011-12-20 15:35 -0500, Eric Gorr wrote:
>> What I am not sure of is how to confirm just what directories will be
>> searched for autoconf macros...? 'aclocal --print-ac-dir' still only
>> outputs '/usr/bin/../share/aclocal'
>> What is the appropriate way to make my additional search location
>> perminant? Add the call to one of the bash init files, like .bashrc?
> I think doing something with your shell startup scripts is probably the
> best approach in the short term.  As I understand it, some future
> automake version should feature improved aclocal search path handling.
> However, many tools invoke aclocal directly and won't get your changes
> easily.  Tools like autoreconf will use the ACLOCAL environment
> variable, if set, so you can probably do something like this (untested):
>  ACLOCAL='aclocal -I/usr/local/share/aclocal'
>  export ACLOCAL
>  alias aclocal=$ACLOCAL

Thanks for the information.

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