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Directory names should use $(PACKAGE_TARNAME), not $(PACKAGE)

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Directory names should use $(PACKAGE_TARNAME), not $(PACKAGE)
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 11:41:21 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)


I recently changed Guile so that PACKAGE is “GNU Guile” (instead of
“guile”), while PACKAGE_TARNAME remains “guile”.

In doing so, I noticed that:

  1. $(distdir) is $(PACKAGE)-$(VERSION), but it should really be

  2. $(pkglibdir), $(pkgdatadir), etc., all use .../$(PACKAGE), but I
     think it should really be .../$(PACKAGE_TARNAME).

Of course, all these can be worked around in ‘Makefile.am’, but I think
it would be nicer if Automake chose the “right” default.

What do you think?


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