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Re: Use $(MKDIR_P) instead of @MKDIR_P@

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Use $(MKDIR_P) instead of @MKDIR_P@
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 07:58:05 +0200

Thomas Guyot-Sionnest wrote:

> On 31/08/09 09:54 AM, Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> Getting gnulib to build natively on Windows was a bit difficult, "make"
>> appears to break when trying to CreateProcess on /usr/bin/mkdir which
>> doesn't exist as a binary.  How about this patch?  It allows users to
>> specify the mkdir command when invoking 'make'.
>> The patch seems generally to be the Right Thing, but maybe there are
>> other ways to handle the missing mkdir issue on Windows?
> Hi,
> I just updated gnulib in my project (nagios-plugins) and now to get a
> successful make I need to do a
> make MKDIR_P="mkdir -p"
> If there something I'm missing here?
> autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.61
> automake (GNU automake) 1.9.6

That is because your version of automake is so old.
Use a newer one, if possible, preferably the latest: automake-1.11

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