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Re: should an empty "pkgdata_DATA" cause creation of $(pkgdatadir) by "m
Re: should an empty "pkgdata_DATA" cause creation of $(pkgdatadir) by "make install"?
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:55:56 -0500
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On 03/13/12 07:30, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
[CC:ing Ralf, as I'd like to hear his opinion here]
On 03/13/2012 01:14 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
Now that I think about it, I'm not sure whether it was done "by design" from
And I also missed Ralf's answer here:
So we're in a sort of a tie here: some users think that the current Automake
behaviour is a feature (and I lean toward that position), other ones (with
Ralf among them, apparently) believe it's a bug. Hmmm. What now?
I would agree with the "feature" camp. Users should be able to create
an empty $(pkgdatadir) - suppose that empty directory is populated by
other methods. They should also be able to not create $(pkgdatadir) as
well as a non-empty $(pkgdatadir).
IMHO - whether this was by design or by accident isn't important.
What's more important is that the behavior is intuitive, and this
behavior (to me) is intuitive.