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Re: `--prefix /foo' mishandled in sub-configure invocation

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: `--prefix /foo' mishandled in sub-configure invocation
Date: 05 Nov 2001 16:12:07 +0100

Am Mon, 2001-11-05 um 14.29 schrieb Alexandre Duret-Lutz:
>  >> On Mon, 2001-11-05 at 13:02, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>  >> Am Son, 2001-11-04 um 21.47 schrieb Alexandre Duret-Lutz:
>  >> 
>  >> > I've found the following bug when configuring AutoGen
>  >> > with a configure generated by Autoconf 2.52e (2001-10-26).
>  >> > 
>  >> > ~/projs/cvs/autogen/autogen % ./configure --prefix ~/usr
>  >> 
>  >> Hmm, is "--prefix foo" documented?
> I don't think so, but it's reasonable to expect it to behave
> like --prefix=foo (as with getopt_long). 
Well, supporting "--prefix foo" is a _bug_, IMO, because it is an
exception from the rules (Why isn't --includedir foo supported?).

Furthermore it renders parsing command lines error-prone (The problem
you have encountered is the proof of this statement) and more
complicated than necessary.

[Yes, I am parsing configure-arguments in my configure-scripts.]


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