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Re: installing complete generated directory trees

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: installing complete generated directory trees
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:43:49 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-11-01)

Hello Dan,

* Dan McMahill wrote on Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 04:34:54AM CET:
> I have a program which as part of its build generates a large directory 
> structure that is a couple of levels deep and has a couple of thousand 
> ascii data files that the program may make use of at run time.
> I guess I could use tar in an install-local: target but I didn't know if 
> there was a supported way.

That sounds like a good idea.  If you want to comply with the GNU Coding
Standards to the letter, you should execute one `install' per file
though (but I'd not recomment that in this case).

> For the distfile, I didn't see any good way.

dist-hook:, and use $(distdir) in there.

Hope that helps.


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