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Re: questions about AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: questions about AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 20:41:50 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

* Stepan Kasal wrote on Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 08:21:04PM CEST:
> On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 01:42:41PM -0400, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> > [...] And yes, bailing out in configure's execution if the directory
> > isn't present, but then never touch the directory again, isn't contributing
> > to clarify anything either. :-)
> I agree with this, configure should not check for the existence of
> the directory.  (It would be a job for distcheck.)


> Moreover, I do not think it makes sense to specify an absolute
> directory there.

Not if tools like libtoolize or `aclocal --install' are allowed to use
this information to store files there.


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