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Re: $ac_aux_dir issue (Was on address@hidden: Re: amtraces)

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: $ac_aux_dir issue (Was on address@hidden: Re: amtraces)
Date: 03 Feb 2001 17:43:14 -0200
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On Feb  3, 2001, Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> wrote:

> OTOH, autoconf defines @INSTALL@ using $ac_aux_dir, and $(INSTALL) is
> usable anywhere.  That's because this variable has a special treatment
> in config.status (it's relative path is adjusted with regard to the
> depth of the generated file).  Maybe another solution would be to
> provide a mean for the autoconf user to specify additional variable to
> be handled likewise.

> Using relative paths whenever a file from the package (such as
> the files in $ac_aux_dir) is refered to seems better to me
> because it allows people to move a whole tree without requiring
> `make distclean'.

Yep.  I like the solution proposed above.  In fact, I like it very

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