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Re: dealing with executable shell scripts

From: Harlan Stenn
Subject: Re: dealing with executable shell scripts
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:35:41 -0700

> Harlan Stenn <address@hidden> writes:
> > What's the problem with bin_SCRIPTS?
> Hmm, I didn't know about it, but ... reading the documentation,
> "bin_SCRIPTS" doesn't actually seem to do much of anything -- you
> still have to add your own rules to handle all the actual work, need
> to fiddle with EXTRA_DIST and CLEANFILES, etc.  Indeed, doing what I
> did (putting the script in bin_PROGRAMS and adding a rule to build it)
> actually seems _easier_, as automake will do more automatically, and
> there's less to keep track of for the programmer....

I recommend you actually try it and see for yourself.

There are reasons for using it for scripts instead of using _PROGRAMS.


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