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bug#10791: aclocal fails if /usr/share/aclocal does not exist

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: bug#10791: aclocal fails if /usr/share/aclocal does not exist
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:30:18 +0100

tags 10791 notabug
close 10791

On 02/22/2012 10:25 AM, Tim Retout wrote:
> On 22 February 2012 08:26, Stefano Lattarini
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> But /usr/share/aclocal does not, because there are no third-party
>>> m4 files required at the time that GNU Make was being compiled.
>> Weird; the directory is created unconditionally by automake's
>> "make install".
> Yes, but this is new, so the Debian automake packaging (as it
> currently stands) doesn't install that directory.  Cowbuilder won't
> remove empty directories.
Ah, OK, thanks for the info.

> Adding a README file will cause us problems if automake-1.11 and
> automake-1.12 (say) are installed on the same system - who owns the
Good point.  Let's just drop my patch for now.

> So I think we'll agree to just fix Debian's automake package.
Nice! :-)


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