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Re: $srcdir

From: Raja R Harinath
Subject: Re: $srcdir
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 18:34:18 -0600
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Harlan Stenn <address@hidden> writes:

>> But if I echo either $top_srcdir or $top_builddir, in the file
>> tests/foo.test, they are both null, so I can't seem to find a way of
>> referring to any files. 
> AC_OUTPUT your test scripts using -> foo rules, and include lines
> like:
>  address@hidden@
> in them.
> Either that, or AC_OUTPUT a -> vbls.conf file which does this
> and "source" this file in from your scripts.

That's too heavy-handed for tests.  The idiom for tests is to use

  TESTS_ENVIRONMENT = srcdir=$(srcdir) top_srcdir=$(top_srcdir)

This is assuming the test scripts are listed in check_TESTS.

- Hari
Raja R Harinath ------------------------------ address@hidden

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